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”.
#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.
Sons and daughters of fostering families
February 19 2021
Amy has been in a fostering family for just over 10 years now, she tells us about her experience.
Why do you need a spare room to foster?
November 30 2020
By far one of the most common and reoccurring questions we receive is do you need a spare bedroom and why do you need a spare bedroom to foster a child.