"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."
How is fostering different to parenting?
November 20 2023
We'll compare parenting and fostering, helping you make informed decisions for the children in your care.
Taking Your Foster Child On Holiday
November 1 2023
We often get asked if foster children can go on holiday with their foster parents. So, here’s what you need to know about taking your foster child on holiday.
Tips and Ideas for Making Bonfire Night Special for Foster Children
October 27 2023
Let’s look at some ways you can make this Bonfire night even more special and safe for your foster child.
Guide to a Fang-tastic Halloween: Fun for All Ages!
October 19 2023
From pumpkin painting to haunted house challenges, there's a wide range of Halloween activities that can cater to the unique interests and needs of each child in your care.
A day in the life of foster parents Angie and Paul
October 17 2023
We explore and gain an insight into the daily life of a foster parent, delving into their routines and everyday experiences.
The Big Sing Off: A Celebration of Voices and Togetherness
October 4 2023
Each year, Foster Care Associates and other independent fostering agencies eagerly await a special day that takes centre stage in our calendar: The Big Sing Off. It's not just an event; it's a celebration of voices, unity, and lasting memories.