Why foster?


Any of our foster carers will tell you about the rewards and satisfaction fostering gives them. Helping to make even a small difference to a child’s life makes it all worthwhile.

Options Fostering recruits committed people who have the desire to become carers and make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children and young people. All of our foster carers have made and continue to make a significant impact; and in partnership with Options College Shinal and Stoke, have enabled disadvantaged young people to achieve academically.

Fostering can be challenging, but is also a very rewarding opportunity to make a real difference to a child or young person who has experienced difficulties in their lives.

The very best reasons “Why you should foster” have been drawn by a sibling group in long term foster placement with Options Fostering.


With the national shortage of foster carers increasing in the UK, more and more children and young people need families to provide safe and welcoming home environments in which they can grow and develop into young adults.  Fostering is a real career with professional training and pay. It is one of the most rewarding jobs you can do, your care can make a huge difference to a child or young person.  Contact Options Fostering to find out more about a career in fostering.