Becoming a foster carer in Wales

Welcome a child into your life and make a real difference

Foster children rely on the help of people like you. And with over 5000 of them needing loving homes in Wales, they need you more than ever. So join our award-winning community of life-changing carers today.


Let’s talk!

If you’d like to sign up or ask a question about who you can foster, whether you’re suitable, or anything else about becoming a foster carer, pop your details in our form and we’ll call you back.

If you’d prefer to call us, dial 0800 0443 764 and talk to your dedicated fostering expert in Wales.

We can’t wait to get you started.

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Where you’ll find us

Our Wales HQ is in Cardiff, but we help families right across the country. Whether you’re thinking of fostering in Swansea, Conwy, Newport or Bangor, we’re always close by.

Our local learning and development coordinators travel about to provide you with foster care training. Plus, supporting social workers can be with you 24/7.

At the NFA, we offer fostering right across the UK, from Wales and the North West to Cumbria and Scotland, so wherever you’re based you can find the support you need to become a foster carer.

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Are you fostering material?

Think you’ve got what it takes to give a child the new life they deserve? You don’t need qualifications and your family culture doesn’t play a part. So it’s likely that you’ll be up to the challenge.

Find out if you‘re suitable now by taking our quick test.

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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’re starting a life-changing journey, so there’s probably lots you want to ask us. And you’re not alone. So here are the answers to new carers’ most common questions. Alternatively, give us a call on 0800 0443 764 to find out more about fostering in Wales.

What’s it like to be a foster family?

Discover the stories of experienced life-changers from Wales and the rest of the UK. Through laughter and tears, the foster families they’ve nourished will inspire you.

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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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