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People Who Foster

by Katie Wright |

Fostering involves the whole family therefore when deciding to become a foster parent, it’s important to know understand how it will affect you and your family. At People Who Foster we recognise that you need to be confident that you and your family are supported throughout the process.

Foster carers children play a key role in the fostering household and should be involved in all the stages of the fostering process. We recognise that it can be hard for children who find themselves sharing their parents with children who have led very different lives to their own. However, a lot of children also say that they have enjoyed their parents’ fostering and that they have learnt a lot from it.

Living in a fostering family can teach children crucial life skills, such as patience and empathy, and interestingly many children who grow up in a fostering households go on to become foster parents in adulthood.

Some children however can find fostering difficult, for example having to share their belongings, share their parent’s time, or having to say goodbye when a foster child leaves your home. As foster carers it is important that you continue making time for your own children and ensure that they still feel they are important to you.

There are lots of benefits to fostering, but it is important to consider how your own children may feel about it, which is thoroughly explored in the assessment process. At People Who Foster we ensure that careful matching is undertaken for all placements made to our foster families.

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