12 Myths of Fostering

12 Myths of Fostering


Over the next 12 days we will be busting the Myths about who can foster as many people rule themselves out of becoming a foster carer before they have even started.

People from all walks of like can and do foster - what's stopping you? Find out more this December and help us to support vulnerable children and young people in the county.

Here are the 12 most common myths.

  1. Myth 1: You need to have qualifications to be a foster carer.
  2. Myth 2: You can't be a single man and foster.
  3. Myth 3: You can't choose the age of the child you foster.
  4. Myth 4: You must be married.
  5. Myth 5: You can't be single.
  6. Myth 6: You don't get paid.
  7. Myth 7: You need to have had children of your own.
  8. Myth 8: You can't own a pet.
  9. Myth 9: You can't be LGBTQ+
  10. Myth 10: You need a big house.
  11. Myth 11: You need experience.
  12. Myth 12: You must be middle aged.

We need more foster carers to help to care for Staffordshire children. If you have a spare room and spare time, even is little as 1 weekend a month we would love to talk to you.

Call 0800 169 2061 or enquire online now and we'll send you and information pack.

Happy Christmas !