About the children I could foster

Can I choose which age group or gender I would prefer to foster?

Yes, you can – though it’s worth bearing in mind that if you’re flexible and willing to take children of all ages, you’re more likely to have continuous placements.

Fostering Devon is currently recruiting foster carers for children aged 0 – 18 years, including sibling groups and those with disabilities.

Can I choose how long I want a child or young person to stay with me?

During the assessment process, your supervising social worker will help you to decide which types of fostering placement suit you best. It isn’t always possible to know how long a child may stay with you but we’ll keep you informed.

Will children I foster stay in contact with their ‘birth’ families?

Most fostered children will stay in contact with their ‘birth’ families. This could be through visits or in writing. Your social worker will talk to you about this.