We welcome applications from everyone, including those with a disability or health condition. We'll simply need to speak to you more about your disability and how you manage it, so we can understand whether you'll be able to fulfil the role.
Having a disability or health condition isn't necessarily a barrier to becoming a foster parent. We treat every application on its own individual merits, so you have every chance of being approved. We'll just need to consider whether you'll be able to meet the demands of caring for children and young people in foster care, such as the school-run, play, and taking them to clubs and appointments.
Another key consideration for us is that the physical demands of being a foster parent won’t compromise your own health and wellbeing. It’s important that we both get this right.
During the fostering assessment process, we’ll discuss all of this together in some detail so the whole process is open and transparent from the start. And as with all our foster parents, we’ll ask you to have a medical assessment with your own GP.
Through everything, the important thing to know is that we’re an inclusive fostering agency and will do everything we can to support your application.
December 16 2021
"Fostering is so rewarding and so worthwhile"
After wanting to foster all their lives, Debra and Graham finally made it happen 3 years ago. Today, they share their fostering story so far...
November 29 2021
“He said to me that we were like his foster grandparents"
Respite foster carer, Karen, talks about how she and her husband became respite foster parents for Orange Grove.
June 3 2020
Welcoming our first foster child into our home
Michelle and Andy have had their own child fly the nest already, and now at the age of 48 and 51, the couple share their journey of welcoming their new foster children into their home.
March 4 2020
“I have everything I need with Jackie”
Olivia* was just 10 years old when she came to live with her foster parent, Jackie. Today, Olivia reflects on her emotional journey living in foster care.
December 6 2019
“It’s important to think about fostering when you’re younger”
Alarna and Jermayne, 26-year-olds want to encourage other young people to start their fostering journey sooner rather than later.
Ready to start your fostering journey?
One of our team is available to talk to you over the phone to answer any of your fostering queries.
You can get in touch by filling out our online enquiry form with any queries that you may have.
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