Am I too old or young to foster?
Fostering if you’re retired or age 65+
We need people from all walks of life to become everyday heroes – age is no excuse!
Many people worry that they are too old to foster or that they can’t foster if they’re retired but that’s not true!
The minimum age you need to be is 21 in order to be a foster carer. Many of our younger carers worry they won’t be able to look after children with challenging and complex behaviour, but this is something we train all our carers in and give ongoing 24 / 7 support too.
There is no age limit when you’re a foster carer, and it doesn’t matter if you’re retired or working. In fact many people decide to look into fostering when they’re retired as they want to do something worthwhile with the spare time and experience they have.
All we do ask is that you have the energy and enthusiasm to put into fostering, as children can be quite demanding and full of life!
We pride ourselves on the”outstanding” levels of support we offer to our foster carers and our focus on the best outcomes for all children and young people in our care.
We have over 20 years of experience and more than 200 foster carers looking after children and young people.
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Head Office: 2nd Floor Lansdowne House,
85 Buxton Road, Stockport, SK2 6LR
0800 023 4450
Parallel Parents is an independent fostering agency rated "outstanding" by Ofsted. We have over 20 years of experience and more than 200 foster carers looking after children and young people. We are a family run agency and believe that our child-focussed approach makes us really stand out from other agencies.