families means more pets that Paws can rescue and help get adopted.
I grew up as part of a large foster
family, so I know only too well that fostering can be a richly rewarding experience, as well as having a life-changing impact on a child s life.Every fostered
young person needs a fantastic foster
family, which is why I am so grateful to all the children of foster
carers and, tonight, especially the 3 winners who have all gone the extra mile to support their parents and the young people in foster
care with their family.
The YouGov poll, published to coincide with Foster
Care Fortnight, found that 31% of adults living in the region think they would be very or fairly likely to be accepted as foster
carers if they applied with the next two years, compared with a UK average of 28%.
Just as parents come in many different guises, so do foster
Liverpool City Council's Fostering Service recommends that you foster
children who are younger than your eldest child.
He said: "The warmth and affection these children show towards foster
children in their home is a really special thing.
carers can provide temporary and permanent placements as well as short term breaks for disabled children.
'If, for whatever reason, the child who fosters
is adversely affected then fostering should stop.
Gil Greenslade and Sue King, foster
carers for Social Services, have gained their Level 3 NVQ in Caring for Children and Young People.
, a 38-year-old father of three who lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, suffers from rheumatoid arthritis in his back and feet.
To help mark National Foster
Care Fortnight - which runs from May 1 to 29 - Kirklees Council has enlisted the help of local resident Angela.
If new foster
families are not found, then the reality is that children are forced to live a long way from family, friends and school -- when they have already experienced trauma and upheaval.