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Old Oct 16th, 2013, 07:17 AM   11
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Hi

My mother is a foster carer and it is a very rewarding experience, I am very close with my parents so love meeting the new additions as they come and go, she has had a little girl for almost a year now who was only 18 months when she first came, she was very delayed developmentally and has come on leaps and bound since being with my parents i am dreading the day she has to leave us we have come to love her, thats the hardest part, letting them go, weather they are going home or getting a brand new mummy & daddy.

My auntie is also a foster carer and has has hundreds of children especially babies, sometimes they come to her only a few hours or a day old and she has them for a couple of years before they go to their new families.

All children get a life story made for them and they include pictures and stories of foster families, and keepsakes.

It took my mum a year to get through to panel and get a yes, and she loves it, im surew you will too!

good luck! x



 
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Old Oct 16th, 2013, 09:05 AM   12
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Thanks mummytobe for letting me know about your family.
I am so excited to get started,I am a bit worried they will say no to me,but I know we will make a lovely family,for any foster child to join us for a while..
I know it will be hard some days but I am a so organised mum,that I can cope with anything...
Would love to start with the baby stage then down the line to the toddler age and then when my children are older move to foster the older children,then going on to disabled children one day...

Would love to foster at least 100 babies and children..
Would love any more help and advice so I can be ready when the time comes to it..



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Old Apr 27th, 2014, 02:29 AM   13
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Quick update we moved to a lovely 6 bedroom house and we have our 1st visit tomorrow to meet with us and talk things through.
Soo excited and a lot scared they will say no to us..
So looking forwards to fostering I love babies and children and I know we would make a lovely foster family..
We are decorating the planned foster room today,I know it's early but we couldn't wait..
Hopefully things go well tomorrow.



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Old May 13th, 2014, 07:12 AM   14
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Foster Meeting went well they liked us as a family, the lady said she would have to speak to her manager to see if they can go ahead with us.

GOOD NEWS we go for foster training next month. I'm so excited and nervous.

It would be good to hear from anyone on what to expect from foster training or about anything about fostering...



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Old Jul 26th, 2014, 17:40 PM   15
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Any updates?



 
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Old Jul 31st, 2014, 09:20 AM   16
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Any updates?
Foster training went well. We are still rearly keen to still go ahead and foster.
We picked our 6 references and they have all filled in there forms.
So we are now waiting for some of them to have interviews.
Still so excited,...



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Old Aug 20th, 2014, 06:09 AM   17
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Not much of a update still waiting to hear when next meeting is.

Feeling a bit down lately, I am so excited and Looking forward to fostering.
But feeling a bit nervous that we might get turned down .

And my dream of fostering and helping child feel wanted and loved would be gone.



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Old Aug 20th, 2014, 18:08 PM   18
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That's understandable to feel nervous. Is there a particular concern you have? A reason you think they might say no?
We are in a bit of the same boat as you used to be. We want to foster but don't have an appropriate extra bedroom so we have to wait until we can find a new place and move - which is tough because right now I live within walking distance of my job and it will be hard to give that up.



 
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Old Aug 21st, 2014, 10:37 AM   19
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That's understandable to feel nervous. Is there a particular concern you have? A reason you think they might say no?
We are in a bit of the same boat as you used to be. We want to foster but don't have an appropriate extra bedroom so we have to wait until we can find a new place and move - which is tough because right now I live within walking distance of my job and it will be hard to give that up.
Nice to see someone else is about to read about my journey hopefully to being a foster carer...

Any way is answer to your question, I think it is the internet in making me worried there is so many different story's about getting turned down for silly things. I can't think of any real reason why they might turn us down.
We are a big happy family and I know I cope with all 6 of my children well, I am a very organised person, so every thing always goes to plan most of the time.

It must be hard for you not having room to foster when you want to.
How long will you have to wait until you can move to some where bigger ?

That must be nice living near where you work,
I used to walk all my kids to school but since we moved I have to drive them,which was a pain to start with but we are used to it now.
How long have you thought about fostering for ?
Any way better go now to start on dinner..



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Old Oct 18th, 2014, 02:17 AM   20
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Quick update....
Getting quite excited that we might be able to foster soon. But for now there is so much paper work to get through.
We have another home visit next week.
My children are looking forward to fostering,and my second son keeps saying things like "when the foster child comes I will share my toys with him or her".



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