Growing up in a fostering household Lauren had already gained a wealth of fostering knowledge and experience. In 2019 she followed in her parents footsteps and became a foster parent with FCA too.
“My parents waited until my brother and I were older before beginning to foster. I lived with my parents for four years while they were fostering full time before moving out. I moved out in my second/third year of university but I would be home again at the weekends, so it was more of a low transition for everyone. But as my parents support person I would always be there each week to support them or work alongside them when needed.
As I was older when my parents started fostering, I really enjoyed the experience as there was then four adults in the house to help look after a child or young person. Depending on the needs of each child or young person we could support each other and work together, and if we had a hard day someone else could take over while the other was able to have some time to themselves”.
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.
Foster Care Fortnight 2021 #WhyWeCare
May 21 2021
During Foster Care Fortnight 2021, our staff and foster parents have been sharing their reasons #WhyWeCare to showcase how foster care can transform the lives of children and young people.
FCA celebrates World Autism Awareness Day 2021
April 2 2021
This World Autism Awareness Day, at FCA we are shining a spotlight on our very own FCA team member, Rachel Griffin, whose daughter was diagnosed with Autism four years ago.