Becoming a foster carer is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding roles you can take on, but we understand it's a big decision to make. It takes a kind, caring and patient person to be a foster carer, and our amazing team work hard to provide a safe space for children across Yorkshire and the North East!
Interested in becoming a foster carer for children in your area? Apply to foster a child with Unity Foster Care today!
Why should you become a foster carer?
The benefits of fostering are endless, but here's a few reasons why you should apply today!
Foster carer's help a child in need grow to their full potential!
You can provide support to a foster child through a difficult time in their life!
Join a great community doing amazing things for children in need!
Learn and develop your own personal skills with online and in-person training!
Give a child the much needed stability they deserve!
Receive a generous fostering allowance and additional benefits!
Hear from our foster carers!
Ever wondered what it's like to be a foster carer with an independent fostering agency? In our new video, foster carers Jean-Pierre and Gregonie talk about why they became foster carers, and why you should apply to foster a child with Unity Foster Care!
Can I foster a child?
We're always on the lookout for amazing foster carers in Yorkshire and the North East! Our criteria is simple: if you're 25 or older, have a spare bedroom and a UK citizen, we want to hear from you! Just give us a call or get in touch using our contact form!
I'm single. Can I foster?
Absolutely! We have plenty of single carers doing an incredible job raising a foster child. As long as you fit our criteria, you can apply to foster a child - with or without a partner!
I work full-time. Could I foster a child?
You can work in your current job and be a foster carer, yes! As long as you can dedicate time and effort to your foster child, we're more than happy for you to continue working.
Are same-sex couples allowed to foster?
100%! We're an LGBTQ+ friendly agency, and actively support same-sex couples and non-binary applicants. We work with some wonderful people from the LGBTQ+ community who are amazing foster parents!
I'm 60+. Can I still foster children?
Yes! We welcome all ages to apply, providing you can keep up with a foster child's energy levels. If you're not ready for long-term fostering, why not consider respite or short-term care?