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Friday 28 August 2020

Picure by D's foster brother, aged 11

Today started as most days do, with the chatter of a little voice. D was awake! He greeted me with smiles and cuddles as I lifted him out of his cot. Life can be busy in foster care with appointments and visits, but today we had nothing scheduled in, so I was planning to take D to playgroup for the first time.

We got dressed, had breakfast, took the older children to school, then drove to a local playgroup.

Friday 14 August 2020

Picure by D's foster brother, aged 7

Today I was awoken by our foster child D, calling for me from his cot. It was 6.30am and he had slept well all night. As I wandered into his bedroom, I was greeted with smiles and arms stretched out wide for a cuddle. It was a lovely greeting. I scooped him out of his cot and he cuddled in tight.

Friday 7 August 2020

Picure by D's foster brother, aged 11

 

The day had finally come 

Just over a year after we had made our initial enquiry, and attended a fostering information session, we were awaiting the arrival of our first child. It had been a busy year, being assessed, trained and then finally going to panel to be approved as Foster Carers.

Tuesday 14 July 2020

 

One year on, Foster Carer Sarah tells us how she, her husband and her two children became a fostering family...

 

Tell us a little bit about you as a fostering family.

We started fostering just over a year ago and about a year before that we started the assessment process. We’re a family of four; myself, my husband and our two children who are currently 11 and 7 (they were10 and 6 when we started). We’ve just finished our first placement, which lasted just over a year. The child has now moved on to his forever home.

Thursday 14 May 2020

Becoming a foster carer is a big decision and we know that simply getting in touch to enquire about the process can be a big step. It may have taken a number of years and a lot of careful consideration and research. Here, we look at each stage of the assessment; from enquiry to approval, step-by-step.