Welcome back to our regular feature in which we attempt to uncover and factually answer some common misconceptions surrounding the foster care process. Today’s myth we’re busting this Friday is:
‘I can’t foster because I’m single’.
To foster you don’t need to be married or be in a relationship. You can be single, married, divorced, cohabiting, in a civil partnership. If you are in a relationship, you have to have been together for at least two years. Single people can and have become fantastic foster carers. Providing a supportive, happy and positive environment is the crucial factor when caring for children. We recognise and celebrate diversity. Undoubtedly in today’s society traditional nuclear families are becoming less common than was the case decades ago.
If you have any questions you would like answering that are not featured on our FAQ’s, then feel free to get in touch via our social media pages where we update regularly:
Twitter – @unityfostercare
Facebook – Unity Foster Care
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As always, feel free to give us a ring.