"I wanted to foster for such a long time,
All I had to do was persuade this hubby of mine,
Drip feeding the idea now and again,
Trying to promote what we could gain,
This went on for quite some time,
Finally started my dream in 2009,
Off to skills to foster we went,
Two long days as a family we spent,
Really happy with how it all went,
No more time persuading was spent,
We were all fully on board I'm pleased to say,
We were soon to be part of team FCA,
Lots of training and support we received,
Being approved by panel we were so pleased,
Not knowing what to expect deep down,
7 years later Dean wears the carer rep crown,
We've opened our hearts and our home,
Some of the children feel scared and alone,
Reaching out for someone to care,
Myself and Dean are always there,
Sometimes carers feel stress and strain,
But hang on in there you've got so much more to gain,
However small a difference you make,
You will never regret the choices you take,
A child you care for has low self - esteem,
But with your support and guidance they can follow their dreams,
We never regret the decision we took,
So ring FCA and take a look."
Why You Should Consider A Foster Care Career In 2022
January 1 2022
We know the idea of changing careers can be pretty daunting, but it’s also an exciting one too. Here are six reasons why you should consider a foster care career in 2022 and help change children’s lives.
9 Skills of a Care Worker That Make Them Great Foster Parents
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Thinking about changing your career and using the skills you already have to give children and young people the love and security they deserve? Find out why carer workers make great foster parents.
Sons and Daughters Month: Celebrating the Children Who Foster
October 19 2021
As we celebrate the vital contribution the children of foster carers make, a birth son of one of FCA's foster parents shares his experience of what is was like to welcome a younger sibling group of 3 fostered children into his family.
A Fostering Poem
August 16 2021
One of our foster parents from Cymru has got creative and shared a lovely poem about her fostering journey...
#WithYou…this could be their summer
July 19 2021
All children and young people deserve a fun and happy summer making memories that will last a lifetime.