I am a foster carer – originally with ex husband when applied but now foster as a single carer. I know other single Carers so not an issue. It can be tough at times and I don’t have a massive support network around me but I have long term placements and find it works really well. I started fostering before my two birth children were born so it’s all they’ve ever known. I won’t lie it can have a negative effect on your children at times and it will impact on their lives – but can also be very enriching. Matching is key. If you have younger children strongly suggest local authority rather than an agency. Agencies have the harder to place children who will demonstrate significantly more challenging behaviour and tend to be teenagers.
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