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Apply as a foster parent, aptitude test

You would like to take in a foster child? Then you must first qualify as a foster parent.

The task of integrating a child who is initially a stranger into one's own family, of making him or her feel at home in one's own family for the long term or permanently, and of fostering and raising him or her, is a demanding one.

Before taking in a foster child, PiB - Pflegekinder in Bremen gemeinnützige GmbH checks the suitability of interested foster parents.

The high demands placed on foster parents need not and should not be met by them alone. Rather, the foster family is part of a supportive network that has pedagogical knowledge, methodological competence and many years of experience.

Before starting their work, foster carers must have completed the qualifying courses offered by PiB - Pflegekinder in Bremen gemeinnützigen GmbH.

The decisive factor for accepting a child in general full-time care is a match between the needs of the child and the existing competencies and resources of the caregivers. A professional qualification in a nursing or pedagogical profession is not expected of caregivers in this form of assistance.

On the other hand, a professional or semi-professional background is expected for the admission of a child with special educational needs. In this context, semi-professional is considered to be, for example, the previous care of a foster child over a period of at least two years or many years of caring for and accompanying children and adolescents in the voluntary sector.

Foster parents can be couples with or without their own children as well as individuals with a stable social network.