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If your question isn’t listed below or you want to talk to us further, you can give us a call or email hello@capstonefostercare.co.uk for some free advice. We know fostering is a big decision to make, so talking about it and finding the right agency for you is really important.

Questions About Me

Do I need to be trained in first aid to foster?

Can I foster if I am in debt or if I’ve been declared bankrupt?

Will I get any child benefits?

Can I foster if I have a criminal record?

Can I foster if I have depression or am on anti-depressants?

Will my religion affect my ability to foster?

What if I don’t drive?

Can I foster if I smoke?

Can I foster if I’m overweight?

Do I have a choice about who I foster?

Can I foster if I have a baby?

Can I foster if I work?

Will I receive any training?

Will I receive an allowance?

How long will it take for me to become a foster carer?

Does my age affect my ability to foster?

Can I foster if I’m single?

What support will I get?

Questions about my Family or Partner

Can I foster if my partner has a criminal record?

What if I’m in a same sex relationship?

What if I already have children?

Will my partner need to attend training?

Questions about my Home

Can I foster if I live in a flat?

Can I foster if I have pets?

Can I foster if I live in rented accomodation?

Can I foster if I don’t have a spare room?

Can foster children share a room?

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