Watch interviews Foster Carers and their reviews on Fostering in Ireland. Perhaps, looking at some Fostering in Ireland reviews might help you to make right decision on fostering.
Meet some of the amazing Foster Carers
Sharon, Mick and their daughter Kaitlin review
Sharon, Mick and their daughter Kaitlin tell us what fostering means to them and how becoming Foster Carers with FFI has changed their lives.
Annette has been fostering with FFI for over 6 years. This is her story.
Sam’s Story on fostering in Ireland
Sam has been a Foster Carer with Fostering First Ireland for over 10 years.
Christina and Gary review
Christina and Gary share their story of what led to them becoming Foster Carers with FFI.
Gerry and Josie review
Gerry and Josie tell their story of how fostering with FFI has changed them and how the young people in their care are a constant source of inspiration.
Aimee and Caroline review
Aimee and Caroline and their Fostering in Ireland reviews.
About Fostering First Ireland
We are a leading independent fostering agency working in partnership with Tusla, the Child and Family Agency in Ireland. Founded in May 2005, we have developed a reputation for providing high quality, carefully matched and well supported foster placements.
With the support of our fully qualified and experienced staff, our foster carers can meet the needs of the children and young people in their care.
Naomi Steele – The Role of The Link Social Worker
Every Foster Carer with Fostering First Ireland has their own allocated Link Social Worker to support them in meeting the needs of the child in their care. Naomi explains how this relationship works along with the importance of communication and teamwork.
How much do foster parents get paid?
You will receive an allowance each week to support the foster child in your home in Ireland.
- Foster payments for a child aged 0 – 12yrs – €325.00
- Foster payments for a child aged 12yrs and over – €352.00
What is the criteria for fostering in Ireland?
Any person or family can apply to Tusla to be assessed as a foster parent or foster family.
Foster carers are a diverse group and may be single, married, in a same-sex relationship, employed, unemployed, retired, renting or have a disability.
How long does it take to become a foster parent?
Normally it takes around 6 months to go through the assessment process of fostering in Ireland, although this largely depends on your personal circumstances.
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