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In order to foster a child, you’ll have to work with a foster agency who will look into your background and make sure that you have the resources to foster a child. This doesn’t only refer to financial resources but also other types of resources.

For example, do you have the time to look after a child? If you work a very high-powered job, you may be spending a lot of time at work and not be at home often enough to look after a child. This doesn’t necessarily disqualify you from fostering a child but it’s just one of the many things that a foster agency will ask you about.

Making a List of Pros and Cons to Share with Your Foster Agency


Don’t forget to tell your foster agency about the things which are in your favor; these are the things which will help you to be a good foster parent.

  • If you make a lot of money and can afford to send your foster child to private school, that will count in your favor.
  • If you and your partner have been together for a long time and have a strong relationship, that’s another thing you should tell your foster agency.
  • If you already have some experience parenting, then that will also count in your favor.


Do you have a stable home? Stability can mean many different things, but, in general, you know when a home is stable and when it isn’t.

  • If there’s a lot of fighting and raised voices in your home, it may not be stable.
  • If you tend to move around a lot, then your home may not have the right degree of stability.
  • If you don’t have a stable job, then your home may be lacking stability.

These are just things you need to think about and share with your foster agency. They may not disqualify you from fostering a child but they have to be considered.

Each person or couple who is looking to foster a child will have some things in their favor and other things that they need to work on. It’s a good idea to share all these things with the foster agency and give them all the information that they need to make the right decision.

Contact us to learn more about the process of working with a foster agency to foster a child.