No you don’t – we welcome applications from people who are single, living together, married, divorced, separated, straight or gay.
If you are single it’s important that you have other support networks of family and friends in place.
Each child in foster care needs as much stability as possible in their placement so it is important to consider your long term plans.
If you’ve only been in a relationship a short time and are thinking of fostering as a couple we would suggest you’ve been living together for at least 12-18 months before you start the process. Fostering a child will have an impact on your home life so it’s important to be settled before starting the assessment process.