It’s great – I love it! Been a Fostering Home Dad for about 5 years now and it’s definitely been the most rewarding job I’ve ever done, alongside being a Dad.
I’m writing this blog because I really want as many people as possible – especially in and around Edinburgh – to know about fostering. It’s not official, just my own views on fostering based on my own experiences.
There is a big need for foster carers in the UK, and that applies to Edinburgh too. There are children still at home who really need to be in foster care. In March, Edinburgh reported that there were around 50 children waiting to be fostered but still had no place to go. I think if more people knew what fostering was all about then they would investigate it a little further and find out how unbelievably rewarding it is.
I’m not saying Fostering is easy, because it isn’t, and it’s not for everyone, but you can make a real difference to a child’s life. And that is worth something!