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20 reasons to become a foster carer in 2020

The New Year is here and most people are setting themselves goals and resolutions for the next twelve months. Whilst we all have our own reasons for making resolutions like eat more healthily/take up jogging and so on, perhaps this year more of us should consider doing something that could change the lives of vulnerable children. Fostering is a challenge, it takes work but is also extremely rewarding. If you want to make a change in 2020 to your own life and make a positive impact on the lives of local children then fostering could be something for you to consider. At our independent fostering agency we believe every child deserves a happy childhood and we do all we can to embrace the lives of vulnerable children. 2020 could be the year you join our team of foster carers and really make a difference where it is needed most. We are not saying don’t take up jogging if that’s something you want to do but if you have a big heart and have been thinking about doing something really worthwhile and rewarding, perhaps you can make 2020 the year you begin your fostering journey. Here are 20 reasons why we think becoming a foster carer is a great goal to set yourself in 2020.

20 reasons to become a foster carer in 2020.

1 Fostering gives children the chance to be a part of a stablefamily environment. 

2 Fostering helps children and their families have a break from difficult circumstances at home.

3 Fostering can help bring positive changes to a child’s experiences and achieve positive outcomes for children

4 We grow the most when stepping out of our comfort zone

5 All children deserve a safe and nurturing place to grow and achieve

6 Fostering can give children a chance of a brighter and happier future 

7 Fostering can help biological families stay together in the long term

8 Becoming a foster carer can be extremely rewarding 

9 Fostering is a career that can really makes a difference 

10 There are over 78000 children in care looked after away from home *

11 Every child deserves a happy and care free childhood

12 It is rare anyone regrets becoming a foster carer 

13 It feels good to know you are helping to change a child’s life 

14 Fostering gives you the opportunity to try new activities and meet new people 

15 Good foster care can help reduce barriers to learning for children 

16 Being a part of a foster family can give a child security and stability (sometimes for the first time in their childhood)

17 Fostering can help positively promote a child’s emotional and physical well-being 

18 Foster carers receive thorough and on-going training and 24/7 support is available 

19 Over 7000 new foster carers are needed in England over the next year so children can be placed with the most suitable family **

20 FOSTERING POSITIVELY CHANGES LIVES

Do we need to give any more reasons? If you want to really make a difference this year and think you would make a great foster carer then please get in touch with our independent fostering agency. Focus Foster Care serves children all over the West Midlands and surrounding areas and we are currently looking to add more foster carers to our team.

Sources – * https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2018-to-2019
** https://www.thefosteringnetwork.org.uk/