Here are a few questions to help you discover whether fostering is right for you. Think about each question carefully as we hope this will help you understand more fully what we need from our foster Parents.
I have a spare bedroom for a foster child
I will be available to care for a child full time
I am over 25 years old
I have a stable, positive home to offer a child
I am generally fit and energetic
By the Bridge regards fostering as a serious profession. We pay our foster families well, and in return we expect them to adopt very high professional standards of care for our children. Please watch this video to learn more, then answer the question below.
I am committed to a professional career in Fostering with ongoing training
Fostering is one of the most rewarding professions. Our parents tell stories of the great satisfaction they derive from their work as foster parents, but can be challenging at times. Please watch this video clip to learn more, then answer the question below.
I understand that some children in fostering may have challenging behaviour due to the experiences they may have had
At By The Bridge, we encourage everyone in the household to play their part in making a difference to foster children who join your family. Have a look at our video and answer the question below.
I would involve a foster child in to our family life, and help give them opportunities to enjoy life and progress