Faces of Fostering – Karen: Being a single Foster Carer

Faces of Fostering – Karen: Being a single Foster Carer

Karen, being a single foster carer is a positive for me…

For some time, I held two thoughts about my future intension. I was pretty happy being single and had very little interest in finding a partner. But, I also wanted to foster, and I thought that might be easier with another half.

However, when I thought about being a single foster carer, I realised how positive being single could be. This positive was particularly true for young people who may have had bad experiences with men and feel uncomfortable.

Children in my care will meet some great male role models amongst my friends, family, and Church family. However, living in a mainly man-free zone can help them feel more comfortable for some children and young people.

Being a single foster carer can be challenging as there is no live-in backup. However, my friends and family have been great; they are always there to help with care, lifts, and including us on family days out and holidays. Also, they have even picked up the odd bit of home learning when I’ve needed to go into work during the lockdown!

Click here to read more about Karen’s fostering story.

Click here to enquire about fostering with Caritas Care

Rated Outstanding by Ofsted.

Special thanks to Verve Recruitment for their support in helping us find more foster carer for more children.

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