Becoming a foster carer in the West Midlands

You’re on your way to changing a child’s life. We can’t wait to help.

Foster children in the West Midlands need around 1,000 new families. And with our support, you could be just who they’re looking for.

Let’s talk!

Your West Midlands fostering expert is Clair. She’s on hand to guide you through the process, fill in the gaps and help you start your foster family.

Talk to Clair now by calling 0808 284 9226 or fill in our contact form for a callback.

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Where you’ll find us

We support every local authority in the West Midlands, so whether you’re planning on fostering in Birmingham, Warwickshire, Worcestershire or Staffordshire, we can help you start your foster family.

Local training will give you the skills you need to work with children and young people. And social workers can support you at any time of night or day.

At the NFA, we provide fostering services right across the UK, from the West Midlands to the East of England, as well as Scotland and Wales, so it’s easy to get started with fostering wherever you call home.

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Are you fostering material?

The great thing about fostering in the West Midlands is that almost anyone can get involved. Your cultural background isn’t important and you don’t need any qualifications. As long as you have a passion for people, you’re on the right track.

Find out if you’re suitable for fostering by taking our two-minute quiz.

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You’re perfect!

You’re not quite ready yet

It sounds like you’ve got the love to give and the time to spare. So we’d love to invite you to start your journey as a foster carer with us.

You need to be able to answer ‘yes’ to all the questions in our quiz to become a foster carer. Get in touch for some friendly advice about making the necessary changes to start your journey with us

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What would you like to know?

You’ve probably got lots to ask us about. So to give you a feel for how fostering works and what it’s really like, we’ve collected the answers to common questions. You can also call your local expert Clair on 0808 284 9226 to find out more about fostering in the West Midlands.

What’s it like to be a foster family?

Read our collection of stories about the trials and tribulations of foster families from the West Midlands and further afield. Just like you, they’re out to make a difference.

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Kevin's story

When Kevin first came into my life, he changed me forever, and I like to think I changed him too.

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David's Story

My husband Mike and I currently foster a 17-year-old unaccompanied asylum seeking young person called David.

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Laura's story

Laura came to us straight from hospital as a 2-year-old who was the size of a 3-month old baby due to severe neglect.

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