Fostering - Overview Help make a real difference to a child in Bedford Borough by becoming a foster carer. Who can foster? We welcome applications from anyone interested in fostering regardless of your sexuality or gender, whether you’re single, married or living with a partner. Types of fostering There are several different types of mainstream fostering. Find out which type you may be best suited to. Steps to fostering Read about the process of becoming a foster carer with us. Transfer to us Read about how current foster carers can transfer to Bedford Borough Council. Fostering information events Find out more about all aspects of fostering and chat with our social workers and foster carers.