We hadn’t really heard about fostering until we met a Foster Carer in Derby and started speaking to her about her role. At the time, Helen was looking into working with children and young people and we felt that fostering would fit in with our family and we would be able to offer a home to a child.
We saw an advert for Fosterplus in the local paper and called for some more information. From there we never looked back!
Fostering has been different from what we originally expected as we thought it would be young children but we have had three long term placements of teenagers who were unaccompanied minors. We have also provided respite placements for other carers, including sibling groups and children with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
We like Fosterplus as we get a lot of support, training and there is always someone on the end of the phone to speak to – we have been given good advice when needed.
“The difference you can make to a child’s life is just truly immeasurable”
March 31 2021
Richard shares his experience as a single foster parent and caring for a vulnerable young person during a pandemic.
“I just couldn't stop thinking to myself, ‘I want to help; I want to make a difference…’”
February 18 2021
Sarah and her husband, Steven, decided to embark on a new journey in fostering just over three years ago, after a lifetime of wanting to give children a brighter future.
Welcoming our first foster child
July 17 2020
Adi and Kelly started fostering in 2019 and have cared for a number of children in a short space of time. Today, they share their experience of welcoming their first child.
Lessons from a first time foster parent
June 25 2020
Taryn is a foster parent, who shares her experience of fostering and welcoming her first child into her home.
Mike and Rose
May 22 2020
Rose and Mike, foster parents based in Milton Keynes, have provided over 100 periods of vital care.
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