Fostering can be a highly rewarding experience. But as with adoption, there’s confusion over who qualifies and who doesn’t. For instance, there is a big misconception that you can’t foster over age 55. This is simply not true.
Are you considering fostering but worrying, ‘Am I too old?’
The chances are you’re not only completely eligible, you could make a big difference. As an older person you will have the wisdom and experience to help children. Whether you’ve been a mother or grandfather, your skills could support children in difficult situations. Often older foster parents are actually ideal candidates.
While there are minimum requirements regarding age (you should be at least 21), there are no upper age limits. According to Action for Children, almost 10% of foster carers are over the age of 60. In fact, there is a higher number of foster carers over 60 than below 30.
What you do require is the energy and patience to care for children. To find out more about fostering, simply contact Foster Careline. We can tell you everything you need to know. A highly supportive foster agency, we help every step of the way.