Life at home as a foster carer

Caring for a foster child is a big part of life at home. You become primarily responsible for their wellbeing and therefore constant considerations have to be made to ensure your support and care is available whenever it is needed. Therefore, it’s important to consider how the role might affect your current responsibilities.

Foster care child and carer enjoying a happy lifestyle

” There was a big hole in my life. Now it’s filled with care and attention. Every day is special with Mai and Zac.”

Rachel from Milton Keynes

Striking a balance as a carer 

It’s important to get the balance right between your role as a carer and other aspects of your life. The needs of your foster child are important, but should be incorporated into your current routine along with everything else.

The best foster carers are happy carers, and that means making time for family, friends, and the things you like to do. 

Couple at home with their foster child

If you would like an informal chat about becoming a foster carer, call Fostering UK in confidence on:

0333 044 8890

Or send us a message 

“I cried with happiness the first morning I woke up in my new home. It just felt so right – and clean sheets!”

Tamzin (16) from Cambridge

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