The step-by-step guide below will give you a comprehensive overview of the application process to become a foster parent.
The entire application process takes about two to three months, depending on the timely submission of documents and your availability for an interview.
The criteria for foster parents can be found here.
Application forms can be submitted online, by post or by email. Click “Apply to be a Foster Parent" for more details.
Assessments will be conducted to ensure that you and your family are the best fit to care for a foster child. These assessments include:
Upon receipt of all required supporting documents and the assessment report, your application will be presented to a panel at MSF for discussion and approval.
MSF or an MSF-appointed Agency will then contact you to inform you of the outcome.
Once your application is approved, you will officially become a foster parent.
You will be invited to attend our training and induction sessions to equip you with the skills that will come in handy in your roles as foster parents.
Find out more about training sessions and support services here.
We will do our best to match you with a suitable foster child, and inform you as soon as that happens.