Faces of Fostering – Karen on learning from foster children

Faces of Fostering – Karen on learning from foster children

“What you learn from your foster child is important.

When I had my foster child first placed with me, it felt strange because we were alone in my home together. I worked as a Youth worker, and there would always be 2 workers together in the room at all times with the young person we cared for. So, being alone in the house with my foster child was a totally different vibe.

However, you do get used to a freer environment, which means we can fully share our lives together. Also, we are very laid back; we know there is always tomorrow, so we don’t rush.

In my quest to take time out for myself, I have rediscovered my love of going for a walk, which is a love not shared by the young lady I care for. Again, we respect each other, and we understand each other and our likes and dislikes.

She wanted to join a gym, which is something I never thought I would do. However, when we did it, it was fun!

Also, we will go for walks together, occasionally, as she likes to go out and walk when it’s dark and raining but not on a beautiful day when the sun shines!”

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

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