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The Skills to Foster

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One of the most frequent questions that we get asked by individuals is whether or not they possess the skills and experience to become a foster carer. Here we offer some information to offer an answer to some of the most common questions that we get asked. Am I the right kind of person to […]

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Can you Foster and Work?

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Although many foster carers receive financial assistance, it is not always sufficient to support a family. Thus, you may be wondering whether you can foster and work at the same time. It is certainly possible to combine fostering with another form of paid work. This is especially true as there are many different kinds of […]

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Fostering Advice: How to Help Your Foster Child Settle In.

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Being a first time foster parent can be quite intimidating, but as challenging as your new role may seem, fostering can be highly rewarding as you are providing a home for a child in need and may even help to turn their life around. For us, foster parents are “parents plus”: not only do they […]

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Fostering as a single parent.

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The ideal characteristics of a foster parent are patience, a nurturing and supportive disposition and a strong desire to help and care for children. As long as you possess these qualities, matters such as age, relationship status, sexuality or gender cease to be an issue, as the critical factor is that you are giving a […]

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Fostering Teenagers – Advice, Support, and Stories

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Fostering children of any age is as challenging as it’s rewarding, but fostering teenagers can be particularly difficult. Teenagers need just as much love, support, and stability as any other child. Unfortunately, teenagers have an unfair reputation for being moody, volatile, and even abusive. It’s thanks to this reputation that many foster parents might feel […]

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You’re Never Too Old to be a Foster Parent

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  If you spend any time browsing the many fostering forums and FAQs out there, you’ll notice one question that gets asked, time and time again: “Am I too old to be a foster parent?” Whilst there is a legal minimum age to be a foster parent – 21 – there is no legal upper […]

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The 7 Best Fostering Blogs

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Whether you’re already a foster carer, or you’re considering becoming one, there’s a wealth of information and support available. However, there’s one major resource that many fosterers might not be aware of. It’s free to access, it’s available 24/7, and it’s updated every single day with all the latest hints, tips, stories, and news. Not […]

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LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week 2015 Enjoys a Record Year

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LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week is an annual initiative supported by Barnado’s and After Adoption. The idea is to provide advice and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people who are looking to foster. 2015’s event took place Monday March 2 to Sunday March 8. It was a record breaking year, involving 90 agencies […]

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Foster Care Fortnight 2015 – Get Involved!

Foster Care Fortnight 2015 – Get Involved! The 2015 Foster Care Fortnight takes place Monday June 1 to Sunday June 14. It’s an initiative organised by the Fostering Network to raise the profile of fostering, and to encourage more people to come get involved and provide vital care and support for the children who need […]

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Wondering How To Get Into Fostering?

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How to get into fostering Are you wondering about how to get into fostering? Take a look at our blog post to find out more…

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