Can you be a foster carer if you work full time?

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AdrianMParks

Can you be a foster carer if you work full time?

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Kate Horder

Being a foster carer is challenging, rewarding, and often an emotional rollercoaster. A lot of people ask if they can be foster carers and work full-time. It’s hard enough being a caregiver in your own home, so it’s understandable that you might want to protect your family from the added stress of fostering.

However, there are different ways for you to meet this challenge – for example, by organizing childcare or getting support from other family members who live with you. Another way I would recommend would be to look into fostering teenagers. They’re not as demanding as younger children but still need that extra bit of love and attention.

There are other things that must be taken into consideration before deciding if this is for you. For instance, do you have enough time? Are you able to provide emotional support? Do you have access to the best fostering agency London can provide? If approved as a foster carer, can someone stay with your children when they’re not at school? These are just a few of the questions the fostering agency will ask before they leave a child in your care.