Fosterplus has definitely changed mine and my family’s life. I appreciate the small things a lot more than I’ve ever done. Seeing first hand, what foster carers do and how hard it can be having to say goodbye, that’s the only downfall for me. Having to say goodbye to Jane, was definitely one of the hardest things I’ve had to do. Fosterplus has brought my family closer.
When my mum, Jane, and I went on holiday, Jane told us it was her first holiday and seeing how happy it made her had a big impact on my mum and myself. We are very grateful for the time we got to spend with Jane and we wish her all the best in the future with her family.
Giving a child a safe place to stay and people who love them and want to see them happy, doesn’t take much. People think that kids in care have a lot of problems but they forget everyone has problems. These children aren’t any different from other children and they shouldn’t be treated differently – they should be loved and cared for and, most importantly, they shouldn’t be made to feel like they’re any different. My mum has taken on each kid she’s had in her care as her own.
I love going on the Fosterplus days out, it gives you a chance to be involved and the children to meet each other and have a great day out with people who understand what they’re going through. In my personal opinion, Fosterplus training is a brilliant thing to do to help the carers – any training I’ve been to with my mum I’ve found extremely helpful!
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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