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Fostering a child is one of the most rewarding things you can do in life. It makes a huge difference to the lives of children and young people. Perhaps you are thinking about fostering a child, and making a difference, but you’re not completely sure if it’s the right path for you and your family.

If this is the case, then the following post by the Compass Child and Family Services team is well worth a read. Below, we look at some of the reasons to become a foster parent. Read on to learn more about the benefits, and if you’d like to get in touch with us – please do not hesitate to call us today on +353 (0) 61 622040. 

Make a Difference Over a Lifetime

Many children and young people who enter foster care have had a difficult and unstable time growing up. When you become a foster carer, you can give a child or young person the stable environment he or she deserves. 

You can guarantee a safe, supportive and secure home, which will transform their lives for the better. It will make a tremendous difference and the positive change will improve their outcomes for years to come. You can help a child grow, develop and achieve their full potential. 

Pick Up New Life Skills

Fostering is a unique experience, and it will give you an opportunity to learn so many new life skills. When you become a foster parent, you will be able to engage in training and on-going learning, which will enable you to further your skill set. From safeguarding and child protection skills to therapeutic care, child development and more, there are a wealth of ways that you can learn and grow when you enter the world of foster care in Ireland. 

Join a Community

Becoming a foster carer is a chance for you to join a community. You will be able to receive support from others in the fostering community, and it’ll be a great opportunity to meet other foster carers, take part in activities and have fun too. Fostering can be challenging at certain times, but when you’re part of a real community, you will be supported and empowered to get the most out of the experience at all times.

Interested in Foster Care in Ireland?

If you are considering fostering a child or young person in Ireland, then Compass Child and Family Services is the place to come. We are a charity providing out of home care arrangements for children, under the care of the Irish state. All of our services are guided by Social Pedagogical Principles; these are based on humanistic values such as human dignity, mutual respect, trust, unconditional appreciation and equality. 
To apply to foster today, please complete the online application form on our website, and one of our team will be in touch with you shortly. You can also reach us by email at We look forward to hearing from you soon.