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”.
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.