You may be single and have not parented your own children. This does not mean you cannot foster.
You may be a single parent who looks after your own children or have adult children who live elsewhere. You are still eligible to foster.
We welcome single people to Fostering to Inspire and we would be happy to discuss the prospect of you becoming a foster carer with us. We understand that being a single person who has not had the opportunity to parent, does not mean you do not have something to offer as a foster carer. You may have always harboured an aspiration to parent, or you may wish to transfer the time and skills you utilise in your work into your home life. By fostering, you are able to offer a vulnerable child or young person a safe, caring environment. For a short time or a longer spell, you can accompany each other on life’s journey, making memories, sharing successes and toughening out the difficult times together.
As a single parent you will already be well placed to offer another child or young person a home so long as you have a spare bedroom. You already understand the time, energy and compassion required to support a child or young person. We would love for you to use your skills and experiences in caring for fostered children and young people
Throughout your fostering career, Fostering to Inspire will be on hand to support you. Indeed, we are working towards providing an ‘extended family’ model of support, based upon the Mockingbird Family Model; clusters of fostering families forming constellations of support with a central foster carer at its heart, acting like a ‘Grandma’ or ‘favourite auntie’. This means that both the children and the adults that care for them can find quality, tangible support to help them flourish.
Now that you have found us, take some time to read through the pages of our website and when you are ready, please give us a call or complete the enquiry form. We look forward to hearing from you.