Will fostering affect my family?
Fostering takes place in your home 24/7 and for many foster parents, particularly those with birth children living at home, this can have a significant impact on their family life.
If you’re thinking of becoming a foster parent with Key Assets Fostering, the question of how fostering will affect your family fully deserves consideration.
Children who foster
For birth children, the emotions and experiences associated with fostering can be even more intensified than for the foster parents themselves. Children whose parents are foster parents will be facing the prospect of sharing their home, their parents, their siblings and their belongings with foster children in placement.
Children who foster play a vital role in the success or failure of foster placements and require support not only from their parents, family and friends, but also from the staff at Key Assets Fostering with whom they can carry out that role.
Family support from Key Assets Fostering
The Team Parenting™ approach acknowledges the impact of fostering on your family and offers the support of multi-disciplinary professionals as appropriate.
Every member of your household will have access to your family’s Social Worker. We also arrange for birth children to meet with any other young people in the area who are also part of a fostering family. Key Assets Fostering can set up specific support groups where birth children can discuss the issues affecting them and take part in activities together.
To find out more information about how fostering may affect your family, contact your local office and speak to a member of the Key Assets Fostering team today.