Faces of Fostering Gaynor on being a foster family

Faces of Fostering Gaynor on being a foster family

Honesty is the best way to find your own perfect!

You have to be honest in the process of fostering because you are trying to find the perfect match for you and your family in caring for children. However, what is perfect? Perfect comes in all shapes and forms; however, changes to our lives will happen, and our vision of perfect will adapt with any changes.

When you start to foster, you realise how much your own life experiences will influence you. The travelling around I did as a child helped me understand children and how they feel with constant changes. You will not get on with all children; however, children do know straight away if you like them or not because children are very astute!

The pressures of the modern way of life for children.

We know that life today is different for children, and this difference is here for a reason. Our son in law is a great help as he is very IT savvy. The children have their iPad at home; however, the Wi-Fi is timed to go off after 7.00 pm. We also never have mobiles at the table whilst eating, and we make time for each other to chat together. The house rules help the children to understand the boundaries we live within, regardless of their age.

Caritas Care training on Social Media is fantastic. This training showed us a lot of what we didn’t know about social media and how we let the children have a little bit of it; whilst gently explaining the pitfalls. This understanding will provide them with respect for Social media and the knowledge they can build upon themselves.

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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