Origins Foster Care supports foster carers so they can make a difference in a child's life.

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Origins Foster Care supports prospective and existing foster carers through a trauma-informed approach; an approach which recognises the impact trauma has on children and the significant role a foster carer can play in supporting children to recover.

Approximately 6,000 children and young people are in state care in Ireland. Foster carers provide these children with a positive experience of family life, a supportive daily routine, love, and guidance to meet their true potential. If you think you might want to become a foster carer, you can find out more about the next steps to becoming a foster carer here.

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Join the Origins fostering family

Foster Care – We get it! Origins Foster Care was set up and is owned by two Irish practising social workers with many years of experience of the Irish care system.

A pair of origins foster carers comprised of a smiling black woman standing in front of a black man, the latter has foster child on his shoulders.
An origins foster care family with two women and a child smiling and looking at a children's book
A female and male origins foster carer smilling and blowing bubbles in a park with two children
A male and a female origins foster carer sitting on the floor playing scrabble with three children.
A male origins foster carer with a denim jacket and a pair of glasses smiling with two children, one on his shoulders.

Our foster carers are a diverse group of enthusiastic, committed, and caring people who have time in their lives to care for a child.

Our Foster Carers are:

  • Single applicants or couples
  • Heterosexual or 🌈 same-sex couples
  • Cohabiting or married
  • Renters or homeowners
  • Employed or unemployed
  • Parents or non-parents
  • All ethnicities and religions
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Reach out for any questions and enquiries. A member of our fostering team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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087 052 9749
Social Work Placement Referrals
Tel. 01 9079196 / placements@originsfostercare.ie