Case Studies

In conversation with… foster parent Alayne

In conversation with… foster parent Alayne

This month we spoke with one of our foster carers, Alayne, 56, who lives in Northamptonshire. As a carer, Alayne has been fostering for four years with AFA, and here we explore her journey into fostering, and some of the challenges she has faced, and the rewards. So,...

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Case Study: A Statement From A Care Leaver

Case Study: A Statement From A Care Leaver

It's National Care Leavers Week (24 - 31st October 2019). We thought it would be good to mark the occasion by sharing this heart-warming statement from one of our care leavers: "Many people may argue that being in care is not the best place to be. There are negative...

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FCF19: What our carers say: Jennie and Lee

FCF19: What our carers say: Jennie and Lee

In the 3 years we have been fostering we have had 3 longer term placements and 2 children stay for a short break whilst their carers were on holiday. The youngest young person being a 5 week old baby and the eldest being 6 years of age. Our own youngest child is now...

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What Our Carers Say: Zadie, AFA Foster Carer

What Our Carers Say: Zadie, AFA Foster Carer

"Our placement manager has been a cornerstone in achieving our goal as foster carers. When we had a million questions to ask, she answered every one with a smile. When we went through to panel the words “you’ll be fine” were ringing through our ears. And we were. The...

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What Our Carers Say: Sam, AFA Foster Carer

What Our Carers Say: Sam, AFA Foster Carer

"Me and my husband have been fostering for nearly five and a half years with AFA. Throughout this time we have had a number of placements with varying challenges. Our very first placement was a sibling group who were with us for just over a year. This came with many...

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What Our Carers Say: Max and Gary, AFA Foster Carers

What Our Carers Say: Max and Gary, AFA Foster Carers

"“What do you do?” people ask. “We’re a fostering family” I reply. “Oh that’s amazing, I couldn’t do that. I wouldn’t be able to give them back”. “Oh really” I always say, thinking to myself “you think we just give them back?!” When we first started fostering it was...

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