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.
If you would like to learn more about fostering today, why not each in touch. One of our team members would love to tell you about the process, our support package and generous foster career pay allowances to help you decide if it's right for you. Not ready to chat yet? No problem, why not read about how to become a foster parent.
"I wasn't ready not to be a mum anymore."
September 19 2023
Alison is a mother and a grandmother. She started her fostering journey in 2017 and has had several young people in her care over the last 6 years.
“It’s good to know everyone’s culture. If it’s important to the child or their family, then we do what we need to do.”
July 5 2023
Super parents, Maryelen and Billy, share their inspiring story which has led them to foster over 50 children and create a charity close to their hearts.
“You get to take these children in and give them better hope for the future”
June 15 2023
Foster dad John shares his love for fostering and family life.
“I kept thinking I’m good at caring for people and I’d love to give a child a loving home”
May 16 2023
As a single woman in her 60s, and with her own children all grown up, Jane now had the time and focus to care for a foster child. She shares her inspiring story.
“To be a foster carer has been a dream of mine”
March 17 2023
Danielle always wanted to be a foster carer. She shares her first year of fostering this Mother’s Day.
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