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How Fostering Agencies Works – Foster a Child

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015


Supporting a child through Fostering

We always want what is best for our children. That is the reason why we are striving hard it may in our work or in our home. Guiding them into their journey is one of the greatest tasks that we venture into. Securing them to achieve their goals is our battle. Seeing our child that their face painted with smile and satisfaction would erase all our worries and could light up our day. But as they grow, they want to flap their wings and would soar. They want to discover things within their ability and capability. But today some parents could no longer support children. Others would resort on leaving those children in Foster Cares. While others choose to abandon them. Today even statistics show that there a lot of children who are abandoned. The reason for this is families’ stability in financial aspect. We cannot blame their parents because they also think that if that child could have a brighter future in by Foster Care. Fostering agencies is where an abandoned child would continue fulfilling the dream that was cut short. It helps the child to start, to continue moving forward. That is what fostering agencies do.

What do fostering agencies do?

Family_-_AdoptionAround the globe there are about 153 million orphans and just about estimated 17 million stays in orphanages and under foster care. This figure is being provided by the UNICEF as of 2011. There are already private and government-owned fostering agencies like Next Step Fostering that continue to cater children. We already know what is the main objective of fostering agencies is. Now let us dig deep about fostering agencies. Fostering agencies give a child an avenue of moving forward. They also assess the psychological, emotional and social aspects of a child to help them recover. From the traumatic experiences or events that the child has undergone. They just do not just focused on the physical as well as securing the child upbringing.  It is how a fostering agency does. They never child help the child, but as well they prepare them for their future. Amid of the sacrifices and the experiences they have. If fostering agencies would continue those big numbers would continue to decrease and responsible and a happy child would be seen. Fostering agencies put up smile to every child whose dream started to fade. And they live in their purpose of being a foster of abandoned one.

It is always what we want our children security, stability and the bright future. To help them be prepared and to be combative in our society. Seeing them prepared in their future is our achievement. And it is not an easy task, yet fostering agencies and their staff proves to us that people do care for our future. They extend their helping hands and guiding the children towards a future that they have dreamed of. Not just that fostering gives love to the children that nurtures them and let them felt what they have missed because they deserves it.

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3 Basic Things To Prepare for Fostering in London – For Foster Carers

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015


Have you been thinking of fostering a child? Yes everyone can foster a child, whether you are up to become a foster parent or foster carers, you can get a foster child like your own. But there are things you should consider before you take a step to that, fostering in London is not just taking a child with you for support, it is how you take care of them to teach them how to become a good person in the future. But before planning, you might want to take a peak for the 3 basic things you will need in fostering a child. Here are the things that foster carers at Next Step Fostering need to prepare for fostering in London.

  1. Home to stay – of course, you need to get your home prepared for your foster child to stay. It would be best to make an extra space in your house for your foster child room. Keeping them feel welcome and reserving a room for them will make them feel comfortable living with you and they would also feel that they are open to stay in your home like it is their own. Right from the start that you knew you are able to get that foster child, you should prepare your room for a new member of your family is going to live with you.
  2. Adopted-girl-and-signStability to provide foster child needs – before you think of getting a foster child to live with you, you should also think for yourself too, like if you are stable enough to live in your own and can sustain your needs. It is important to make your foster child live with you comfortably, but if you can’t even sustain yourself, then you are not ready yet to get your foster child live with you. The foster agency would also not approve those people who want to have a foster child with them, who are not stable enough to sustain their needs as well as the foster child. It does not mean that foster child needs a mansion to stay at home and live with you, they just need exact place to stay where they can live a normal life like every kid does.
  3. Able to provide support for the foster child both mental and physical – the foster child don’t just need a home and stable income for you to take care of them. They need your support in both physical and mental mind. Taking care of them and spending time to let them feel the love of a foster carer would make them feel better, or maybe heal them from time to time of their past.

These basic things you need to provide to a foster child are just the first things you need to look forward, before you thought of fostering in London. You should be able to meet the requirements and pass the fostering agency trainings. There are more things to prepare in fostering a child, not just the place, but your physical and mental health too.

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