Alex's Answer

Can I change foster homes

Your Question

Can I move different foster homes 


Hi there, 

You are very welcome to Ask Alex. Thank you so much for taking the time to come on and ask your question. This is a really brave thing to do. 

It sounds like from your question that you are wondering whether or not you can move foster homes. This isn’t something we would have the answer to, but you do have the right to be safe at home and to have an environment where you feel comfortable. Any home can be different, from one place to the next.  

If you are in foster care, Túsla, the Child and Family Agency in Ireland, have a responsibility to provide you with a safe foster home, if you cannot stay in your own family home. Do you have a social worker, is moving to another foster home  something you can chat with them about? You have the right to chat with someone about how you are feeling and what is going on for you. 

You can always contact us in Childline if you would like to chat about this some more. You can contact us on our Live Chat service on or call us on 1800 66 66 66. Both of these services are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. We will never tell you what to do but we will always listen to you and support you and try and help you to explore some options that might be available to you in your situation.  

Thank you again for getting in touch. We hope to hear from you soon.

Take care of yourself, 


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