I'm interested in becoming a foster parent
  • Can I Foster a Child If I Am Single?

Can I foster if I'm single?

Absolutely, you can still foster a child if you're single.


Whether you are single or a couple, the key thing to remember is that you’re never on your own because as a By the Bridge Foster Parent, you are part of a strong fostering network.


Whether you’re a single parent or you’re simply a single person, you will receive financial support, 24/7 support and training to help you afford to look after children in your care and commit to fostering full-time.


As a Foster Parent it's really useful to have: a good support network of friends and/or family around you; experience and stability in your life and energy to keep up with a foster child or young person!


What our Foster Parents say

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"We've been with By the Bridge for 5 years. They really listen to foster parents and treat us like professionals. They are friendly, supportive...many of its staff have experience in fostering one way or another, and so really understand the parents' needs"

Foster Parents