If you don't feel you can commit to caring for kids with certain special needs, it's better to say so up front than to keep your concerns to yourself and end up with a disaster for everyone, including the foster kids.
Fostering, especially if the kids are not infants, will be a lot different than parenting your own kids. You'll be paying for the sins of those who came before you, trying to undo a lot of harm, so you'll need patience. Gallons of patience. I've had a couple of friends who grew up in foster care, and they all said they became experts at pushing the buttons of their foster parents, just to see what would happen. Better the devil you know than the one you don't, they knew how to deal with pissed off adults but not kind ones.
Still, if you can face all of that, fostering is necessary and noble. I'd do it in a heartbeat, but I tried and the county won't even talk to a blind person as a possibility.
at 2:25 PM on May. 9, 2013