Origins Foster Care is the go-to independent agency for those interested in fostering in Ireland. Origins 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.Discover next steps
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.
With over two decades of experience with fostering in Ireland, Eithne is the perfect person to guide you on your journey to becoming a foster carer with Origins.
Eithne helps people interested in fostering figure out if becoming a foster carer is right for them and if it is, she guides them through the application process. Tap the video's play button to meet Eithne or apply to become a carer below.
Reach out for any questions and enquiries. A member of our fostering team will get back to you as soon as possible.