Im on month five of waiting for a placement and after being told that we would be in demand because we were willing to take any age, any sex, culture etc, we havent even had an inkling of a referral. My husband is a child psychologist and I have worked with traumatized children for 25 years and fostered successfully before. We have two spare big bedrooms and our children really enjoyed fostering before. We were so looking forward to fostering again but now I feel like giving up.Its not a money issue as I've kept my job. Feel like giving up because the waiting and disappointment everytime the phone rings is doing my head in.
There is a real cut back on child services and LA's will now place with own carers at all costs before looking to an agency. You should ring your local La and see what agencies they approach first because they have an order. Maybe the one you are with lost a contract or slipped down the list.