Yeah, that sometimes happens. It’s why the term “foster fail” exists!
We always ask if your intention is to be a temporary foster of if you want to foster-to-adopt. If you go into it thinking it’ll just be temporary, but then you fall in love, no worries! Our foster parents get first priority for adopting the cat they’re fostering, in case they want to make it official.
Fostering-to-adopt is perfect if you know you want a cat, but you need to see how it works in the home before you sign those adoption papers. This is especially useful for folks who already have a cat or dog in the family, and need to be sure everyone’s personalities mesh.
Don’t worry, though, fostering isn’t a way to trick people into adopting! If you’re not in a position to provide a forever home, we would still love to have you foster a cat. We can’t guarantee you won’t get attached, but we will provide tissues for when your kitty eventually finds her forever home.