Who can foster?

Foster carers in Cornwall come from all walks of life. They all provide safe, secure and loving homes for children and young people, and they all want to make a difference to the lives of children.   

You can foster if you are:

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  • single, in a partnership or married
  • lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or heterosexual
  • an older person (legally you have to be over 21)
  • disabled
  • in rented accommodation or a homeowner
  • in receipt of benefits
  • a parent or not a parent

See case studies of some people who foster for Cornwall.

To foster, the most important things you need are love, energy, patience and the ability to provide a stable home for a child. You must also have a spare room.