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Month: August 2019

Can I choose the age of the children we look after?

22 August 2019

One of the questions you will be asked during the assessment process to become a foster parent is what age children you would like to look after, and if you have birth children of your own then the temptation can be to wonder whether younger children would be the best fit for you. After all, you will already…

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Getting Started

21 August 2019

Most of our foster parents tell us that they have thought about it for years before making the decision to take a first step towards fostering, and we can truly understand the reasons why families wait so long before deciding they are ready to learn more. There are probably a million reasons why you might think you can’t,…

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Independent Fostering Agencies vs Local Authorities – What’s the Difference?

If you’re new to fostering, you may be wondering what the difference is between independent foster agencies and local authorities. As a new or prospective carer, you have the choice whether to register with your local authority (LA) or with an independent fostering agency (IFA), such as Family Fostering Partners! …

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Foster Care Requirements

Fostering is an extraordinary thing to do, and often, it’s just normal people going out of their way to change children’s lives and make a difference in society. It is a common misconception that there are loads of rules and requirements surrounding being a foster parent. In fact, there are…

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