Children who need long term fostering are likely to be older children (not usually younger than 7 years old). These older children may benefit from keeping in regular contact with their brothers, sisters, parents and wider family.
Fostering teenagers in the UK
Teenage children are self interested, they are absorbed in their own development and finding ways of meeting their immediate needs. Teenagers have to contend with the feelings and consequences of their changing bodies and their ever changing relationships.
Adopting From Foster Care without Fostering First
A friend of mine once asked me if she would have to do foster care first before adopting from foster care. She did not want to give up her career to foster a child, however, she felt that to adopt a child privately or otherwise would be a financial burden on her and her husband.
An Introduction to Foster Care Adoption
Foster care adoption involves the adoption of a child who is living in the foster care system.
Foster Care and Foster Parenting
Foster parenting can be a rewarding experience for both the foster parents and the child placed with them. Qualifications and pre-service training.