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"When I first started thinking about fostering, I wanted to make sure my own children were happy with the idea. "Young Fosterers" gives them a fun trip as a treat every school holiday to say thank you - Sue, Foster Carer & Mum

Young Fosterers Group

We run a support group for foster carer’s own children, which offers training, support and fun events to say thank you to your own children.

 
Leah's Story

Leah, 23 from Mold has been part of a fostering family for 7 years. Her parents started fostering when she was 16 and have looked after a total of 27 children. She says being part of a foster family has been a really positive experience.

"I grew up as an only child so fostering has given me the chance to be a role model for younger children. It's allowed me to become someone that kids look up to, and in turn that has inspired me to be a better person.

Fostering is a positive experience. It's interesting and you're constantly learning. The relationships that you have a chance to form with interesting people from varying backgrounds is incredible.

I wasn't sure at the start and I'm sure that's the case for all children whose families foster but if you give it a chance, you'll not look back.I can't imagine visiting home and not being greeted by different faces and the warmth and love a child in care has to offer." Leah, fostering family member

 

Kids Guide to Fostering Magazine
  1. Our fostering stories
  2. Your questions. What are the foster children like? Why are they in care? What if I don't like them? Do I have to share my stuff? Will they do chores? Is it hard to say goodbye?
  3. Our fun trips

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Blogs

My family fosters by B age 16

Blog: 10 ways fostering will affect your own children

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