Fostering isn’t about your age – it’s about the energy and commitment that you bring to the role.

At FCA, we welcome foster carers of all ages. Whether 21 or 77, each of our carers has their own set of unique qualities that underpins their ability to foster and helps them excel in their role.


How old do I have to be to foster?

You need to be over 21 to foster with us and be able to cope with complex needs and difficult behaviour, as some looked after children may be more demanding than others.

Is there an upper age limit?

There’s no maximum age limit for fostering with us and many of our carers continue to foster well into their 70s.

All we ask is that you’re still able to fulfill the more active side of fostering – such as the school run and outdoor activities – and that you can do so with enthusiasm and energy.

To join our FCA family call us today on 0800 023 4561 or speak to one of our advisors now.