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Q & A - with a new foster carer

Published on: 2018-06-19 11:30:00

 

How long have you been fostering, and how long have you been with Nexus Fostering?

Just over a month!

Why did you choose to foster with Nexus Fostering?

Local accessible office, outstanding Ofsted rating.

What do you think are the benefits of fostering, for you and for the young person?

The benefits for us are that it is rewarding to watch the young person develop and grow in all aspects.

It has expanded our family and made us more educated, diverse, and never bored! For the young person they are able to live in a safe and secure environment, gain new friendships and feel supported.

What were the main challenges in the placements you have had?

They haven't wanted to leave!

What did you find most rewarding?

That the children felt like they were home!

How have Nexus Fostering supported you in your fostering journey, in particular with any challenges that came from your placements.

They have been there every step of the way. All questions have been answered and they are always contactable.

If you’re a part of a fostering family, how did your family or children find bringing a foster child into their home?

Our children were really excited! They found the whole process quite natural.

If you could describe fostering in 3 words, what would they be?

Challenging, rewarding, family.

What is the main message you would like to get across to someone who is learning about fostering for the first time?

It’s not easy, you are constantly learning and sometimes the people most in need of love will show it in the most unloving ways, but the connection and satisfaction of building a relationship with a child or young person and watching them overcoming challenges is life changing for the better.

If you have always wanted to be a foster carer, Nexus Fostering could be the agency to support you in your dream. Why not find your local team, or call us on 0800 389 0143.

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