Fostering story 1
Fostering is a journey that is unique to every foster carer. As a foster carer, you are responsible for providing a safe and stable home for children who are unable to live with their birth families. It is a challenging yet extremely rewarding experience that requires patience, dedication, and empathy.
My husband and I always wanted to foster, once our children moved out we decided to enquire and start the process. We heard about Sunbeam Fostering from a friend, and after doing some research, we decided to give them a call. From the very first phone call, we knew that we had made the right decision. The staff at Sunbeam Fostering were friendly and informative, and they made us feel comfortable with the whole process.
We went through the training and assessment process, which was thorough but necessary. We were approved as foster parents, and we were excited to welcome our first child into our home.
Our first placement was a little girl who was just a few months old. We were nervous, but we were also thrilled to have her in our lives. We needed some adjustments at first, but we quickly fell into a routine. We had our ups and downs, but overall, it was a positive experience.
We have been foster carers for six years now, and every day has been a learning experience. We have learned to adapt to the needs of the children in our care, and personally, I have grown as a person in ways that I never thought possible.
Over the years, we have had several placements, each one unique and special in its way. We have learnt so much about ourselves and about parenting. It has been a challenging journey, but it has also been one of the most rewarding experiences of our lives.
Our social worker is there for us every step of the way. They provide us with support and guidance, and they are always available to answer any questions that we have. We feel like we were part of a team, and that is so important to us.
What we enjoy most about fostering is seeing the children in our care grow and thrive. We love being able to provide them with a safe and stable home and seeing them smile and be happy is the most rewarding feeling in the world. We have been able to provide love and stability to children who needed it the most, and we have seen first-hand how much of a difference it can make in their lives.
If you are considering fostering, we would highly recommend Sunbeam Fostering. They are an excellent agency that truly cares about the children and the foster carers. They provide you with the support and resources that you need to be successful, and they are there for you every step of the way. Fostering is not easy, but it is worth it, and Sunbeam Fostering can help you make a difference in the life of a child.