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Here are some suggested organisations that offer expert advice on fostering.


(16 Posts)
BigTech (MNHQ) Mon 19-May-08 16:25:13

Hello and welcome to the new "Fostering" Topic.

strawberryfields Tue 20-May-08 13:42:48


Pomi Tue 20-May-08 17:31:54


conkertree Tue 20-May-08 20:30:40

me too - not for right now but at some point in the future so will keep an eye out for those with experience

chickenmama Wed 21-May-08 14:38:45

yay! happy to see this here grin

serin Thu 22-May-08 21:44:25

About time too!

DeeLondon Thu 29-May-08 16:20:05

yay.. finally.. wooo

Flower3554 Tue 03-Jun-08 10:23:03

woo hoo just found this, yeayyyyyyyyyy

We've been fostering almost 21 years now, how about anyone else?

girlies4 Tue 03-Jun-08 10:53:10

On our third foster child! Got him straight from hospital at 2 weeks old, drug dependent but fne now. Have 4 gals myself, youngest 9, so bit of a shock to the system going back to babies!Gals love it of course. Fostering is fab....hard work but incredible, visible rewards.

mumo75 Tue 03-Jun-08 14:53:36


weve been fostering almost 17 years and have 5 nearly 6 children of our own!!!

we as a family LOVE it

piglet72 Tue 03-Jun-08 19:46:31

We have just started Fostering, amd i must say we feel a little 'tested' at times. We do not have any children, so going from nothing to a foster child is a big change.
Any advise is AWLAYS welcome.(grin)

Flower3554 Thu 05-Jun-08 16:03:29

One of our placements will be starting introductions in a couple of weeks and I'm dreading themsad I always dosad

He's such a little character that I can't imagine the house without him.

Tell me I'll be ok...... anyone

mummyBop Thu 05-Jun-08 21:26:08

We're just moving from being foster carers to adoptive parents - we'd been respite foster carers for 2 years before this family was placed (hopefully) permanently with us.

Piglet - I can empathise; we had no children previously and our first placement was a huge challenge - two wee boys and I just got left with them, two car seats, two high chairs and a double buggy, as my social worker went off on holiday for two weeks!


piglet72 Fri 06-Jun-08 11:27:14

Wow, Bop, that sounds lie a 'challenge'
Its a strange, but wonderful world, fostering that is.

You will be fine, we have yet to go through that one but, you must have done a wonderful job if you are at that stage.
Well done you.

Flower3554 Fri 06-Jun-08 16:01:56

Just had a call from LO's adoption worker/family finder, apparently panel has been postponed for two weeks because his sw hasn't completed the paperwork needed.

As much as I'm dreading him leaving this is the second time panel has been moved.

Grrrr how difficult can it be to fill in the forms ffgs

bonnyb1 Sat 19-Jul-08 09:34:15

Hi, we are going before the panel for approval this Thursday - feel pretty nervous! Is it gruelling?
We have two girls of our own, 2 and 5, and have said we would prefer girls aged 7 to 12, though we will consider boys too.
What is the 1st placement like?
We are doing short term, if we get approved next week I think we will get respite kids over the holidays.

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