I'm interested in becoming a foster parent
  • What age of children would I foster?

What age of children would I foster?

 

We provide care to children and young people from 0-18 years with all types of needs. There are many types of fostering our foster families provide, both short and long term.

 

The majority of children in foster care nationally are over 11 years old. In By the Bridge the majority of children in our care are aged over 8 years old, the average age of our foster children being 12 years old.

 

There is so much more to fostered children than the difficult things that have happened in their lives - special qualities and characteristics just like any other child.

 

Often, nobody has taken the trouble to find out what those special qualities are, and one of the richest rewards in fostering is to go on that journey of discovery with a child or young person, and help them discover who they are and what they are capable of.

 

 

 

 

 

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