Amy has been in a fostering family for just over 10 years, she tells us about her experience.
“Fostering changed my whole life, but it was honestly for the best. It has made me a better person and instilled in me so many values and skills that I can be proud of and memories that are priceless. By embracing changes and challenges with open-arms, it is has taught me so much, to become less selfish and sheltered and a more understanding, compassionate and empathetic person.
It set me off on a path where I lived in South Africa for a year volunteering full time, I got into university with no A levels, and it’s gave me a placement opportunity with FCA which has been so eye-opening. It is one of the most rewarding and challenging things I have done, and I cannot imagine life now without it."
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.