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Apply To Be A Foster Parent

Thank you for your interest in joining the MSF Fostering Scheme!

The entire application and assessment process takes about three months. The step-by-step guide below provides an overview of the process

1. Submission of Application Forms 

Apply online here

  • Click "Apply"
  • Follow the instructions in this userguide to create an account and submit your application

We will be in touch within 3 working days of receiving your application.


2. Assessments by MSF or an MSF-appointed Agency 

Assessments will be conducted to ensure that you and your family are suited to care for a foster child. These assessments include: 

  • Interview session(s) – Besides interviewing you and your spouse, the appointed assessor will speak to all household members, including your domestic helper and tenant(s), to ensure that everyone is open and supportive of fostering.

  • Home Visit – The assessors will conduct a home visit to ensure that your home is safe for the child. This includes checking home safety features such as window grilles if you would like to care for a child below 13 years old.

  • Medical Screening – Medical screening is required to ensure that you and your spouse are physically fit to care for a child. 


3. Approval 

Following the assessments, your application will then be evaluated by MSF, and you will be informed of the outcome. 


4. Training Sessions 

Once your application has been approved, you will officially become foster parents.

You and your spouse will be required to attend the mandatory foundation and intermediate training courses to equip you with the skills that will help you better support the foster child. 


5. Foster Child Placement from MSF 

When there is a suitable match between your family and a child in need of foster care, you will be contacted and provided with key information regarding the child’s background and needs. You can then discuss with your family and decide whether you are able to care for the child.