Foster parent

Why Foster Parents Should Not Focus on the Pay

Foster parents are some of today’s unsung heroes. So, we absolutely acknowledge that they deserve to be valued and generously rewarded for their effort, commitment and kindness towards children.

Fostering allowances provide financial support to cover all the living expenses of the foster child, and some additional “reward” element which reflects the skills and experience of the individual carer.

However, we believe there are far more compelling reasons that may inspire you to become a foster parent. Here are some great examples…

These children need you

Children placed under the foster care system are often neglected, abused or abandoned. They have been deprived of a safe and secure home and the proper attention and affection they expect from their parents. Foster parents can help support children to heal and recover from their damaging experiences or situations. Many of them are still too young to deal with these feelings alone. These children deserve a loving home and a fun-filled childhood. Responsible and compassionate foster carers can help them achieve this.

You can become a positive role model

Great foster parents can become real role models for the children in their care. Making a positive difference to a young person’s life is something to be proud of. It’s not only the foster child that benefits from this relationship. It can be a great, enriching experience for you too. Our foster carers have lots of wonderful, inspiring stories to tell us about being a foster carer. They often tell us it is one of the best experiences of their lives.

Foster carers help make a real difference 

Foster carers create a significant positive impact not only on the lives of the children they nurture, but the future of society as well. By raising a generation of happy and healthy children, we believe that foster homes are lending a hand in shaping well-rounded, trustworthy, and kind-hearted individuals.

Become a foster parent today

Share your home and your heart with a child today. AFA Fostering can help guide you through your foster parenting journey. We have different fostering placement options and services for children and young people of all ages. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent for AFA Fostering, please complete the contact form. We also encourage you to get in touch with our team by calling 01603 559 255 for fostering in Norfolk and Suffolk, or 01332 813 866 for fostering in Northamptonshire, DerbyshireLeicestershireNottinghamshireBuckinghamshire and the West Midlands.

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