Is this something you’ve thought about but not sure if you’ve got what it takes? Why not read the following reflections from one of our foster carers and then maybe make that first move to find out more?
“When I first became a foster carer I thought, ‘There’s no way we’re having teenagers’. It was only a few years later that we had our first mid-teens young person, a girl.
“She was initially hard work and quite demanding, but with some compromises on BOTH sides, she settled in well and moved on of her own accord when she was sixteen. She’s always kept in touch and now lives a happy life in Liverpool.
“Since she has left we have had several other successful teenage placements, our longest placement only recently leaving us at the age of 21.
“I have found over the years looking after teenagers has been as rewarding as the younger children we have had, and we feel immensely proud that we have been able to help shape and guide the young persons in our care.”
Do you want to make a difference and give a child a loving and stable home in which they can thrive and grow? Think about how good you would feel, getting a teenager into a job, college or university.
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