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The Skills to Foster


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?


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 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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