Sue Farrell, was made to give up her son at the age of 16, but since then has fostered over 100 foster children with her husband John.
New Family Social are running the LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week 2014, the idea of the week will dispel myths about Gay fostering and Adoption.
Many people when asked about becoming a foster carer will say ‘Oh I couldn’t bear to let the children go!’ and it is true that this can be a very difficult aspect of the foster carer role.
Fostering is not a permanent arrangement and children will, one day move on whether to their birth family, […]
If you have read our blog you will probably be aware that you don’t need any formal qualifications or previous experience working with children to become a foster carer.
‘But Linda, you say fostering is a demanding and challenging career…how can you do it without any qualifications?’ Good question!
As a foster carer you will receive […]
Everyone can appreciate that bringing up children is not the easiest task in the world! Even the most well adjusted children are prone to moods and outbursts of temper! Imagine coming from an extremely dysfunctional and often highly abusive background and then being separated from your family and placed either in a Children’s Home […]
Statistics show that children reach the age of 24 years before they leave the family home and with rising housing costs and fewer employment opportunities many would agree that making you way as an adult is now a much more challenging task!
Consider the prospects for children in the care system, particularly those in foster […]
One of the common misconceptions about becoming a foster carer is that there is no financial support available and you are required to fund your foster child’s care yourself. This has led many people to believe that you need to be employed full time to apply to become a Foster carer and that people […]