Welcoming a foster child into your home is an amazing thing to do and will make a huge difference to the life of that foster child. It is however a huge decision to make and one that will affect your whole family. One of the barriers many potential foster carers come across is approaching the subject of fostering with their family, particularly if they already have children.
If you are supporting a foster child who has a different religion or cultural beliefs to yours or perhaps you have no religion, but your foster child has a strong faith, the best thing you can do is support them. There are various ways you can do this.
As Halloween approaches, we are taking a look at some of the fears potential foster carers tell us they have about fostering and letting you know how our amazing team can support you with these concerns.
If everybody was the same, life would be very boring! There are many different reasons why a child may be placed into foster care and likewise, foster carers come from all walks of life, each with different experiences and skills to give. There are many misconceptions about what it means to be a foster carer, here are some of the most common myths about fostering.
Initially launched back in 2012, Stoptober runs throughout the whole of October and the annual campaign is designed to help people quit their smoking habit. Smokers join together and pledge to spend the entire October smoke-free, with the ultimate goal of quitting altogether. With Stoptober in mind, we wanted to look at a question we are asked a lot- ‘Can I foster if I smoke?’
Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity? Do you want to help children and young people get the best out of life? Would you like to fill a spare room and make your home more lively? Fostering could be right for you.