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Understanding the different types of foster care

Understanding the different types of foster care

Contrary to most people’s understanding, there are various different types of foster care placements. When I was younger I always said to myself, if I couldn't have children I would be a foster carer. They make such a difference to children's lives and give them a better start in life. The different types of placement we organise are listed below. The differing types of foster care placement, suit different foster carers. It can be useful to have a good understanding of these different placements so that you can ensure a good match between you, your availability and resources, and the child’s needs.VIEW the POST

The 6 stages of becoming a foster carer

The 6 stages of becoming a foster carer

By choosing a small fostering agency, you will feel part of ‘the family’ from very early on in the fostering process. Similarly, choosing a foster agency that aligns with your hopes and aspirations, as a foster carer, will help you undertake your role successfully.VIEW the POST

When to consider respite care for a loved one

Life can be hard for people in all walks of life and that includes families. If you have parents that are getting older and are having a hard time caring for themselves or need additional help in their daily lives for a short time, you may be the one they turn to. Respite care is especially difficult to consider when it comes to a loved one. However, if you are working full-time as well as raising children, your plate is already full. I spend a lot of time worrying about my Grandma and trying my best to squeeze in room to visit her as much as often.