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MATCH FOSTER CARE

Your Independent Fostering Agency in Birmingham

Many young people between the ages of 0 and 17 need foster homes in the Birmingham area. If you are looking to change a child’s life for the better, you are in good hands with Match Foster Care. As one of the best fostering agencies Birmingham-based, we provide dedicated training and support to those who wish to become foster parents.

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Why choose Match Foster Care as a Birmingham fostering agency

At Match Foster Care, we are proud to be an independent foster agency, supporting children and their foster families since 2012.

We appreciate that wanting to help young people doesn’t mean you know how to foster a child. As a unique, family-owned fostering company in Birmingham, we make sure you receive the support and training you need to start your fostering journey.

We are run by experienced social workers, so we have a deep understanding of how foster care can affect a child’s opportunities for personal growth. Additionally, you’ll be surrounded by multidisciplinary professionals to ensure you are equipped with the best tools and knowledge including the following:

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What to expect from Match Foster Care

Established in 2012 in the West Midlands and registered with Ofsted

Different office locations across the West Midlands and phone numbers to provide 24/7 support when you need it

Foster parents get paid a fostering allowance for each child in their care, which you can check using the fostering allowance calculator

We do not expect you to be available at all times. Part of our assessment process is to understand whether you have sufficient availability

Free access to a local professional, multidisciplinary team to support and train you to become a foster parent in Birmingham. Match employs a registered nurse, support workers, education workers and a therapeutic practitioner.

There's plenty of dedicated assistance available for foster parents who need to care for a child with behavioural or disability needs, or children with special learning requirements

Foster parents come from a variety of socioeconomic and professional backgrounds - we will work closely with you to make sure your experience is personalised and rewarding

Get familiar with the different types of foster care available in Birmingham, ranging from short-term and emergency fostering to longer-term placements

Match Foster Care FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no age limit to providing foster care services as long as you are fit and healthy enough to look after a child. However, you are legally required to be over the age of 18.

You will need to be responsible and fit enough to care for a young person. We expect you to be available when the child needs you. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t work when you become a foster parent. Some foster carers choose to maintain a part-time position too and receive matching placements that reflect their circumstances. We are proud to be one of the few foster care agencies in the UK that balance the needs of the carer with those of the foster child. 

You do not need to be British, but you will need to be a UK resident or have an indefinite leave to remain. 

Additionally, you do not need to be a homeowner. But it is important to provide the child with their own bedroom. 

Reach out to our team at Match Foster Care to find out more about how to foster a child and how to pass the fostering assessment.