Weʼve raised £12 to help a fostering family!
- Staffordshire Moorlands District, UK
- Funded on Thursday, 9th August 2018
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We have been a fostering family for over 8 years. We have cared for children that without our support wouldnt be where they are today. Children do not choose to be in the care sysyem. We want to make a difference to young peoples lives and give them the opportunites they may never otherwise have. Due to a shortage of carers for teenagers we foster teenagers and teenage mums with new baby's. To enable us to care for teenagers and their newborns we have had to extend our family home. (Our spare bedroom initially only had room for 1 person to sleep in it. To enable teenage mums to be able to stay with their newborns the room has had to be made twice the size). We have used every penny we have to do this and after a long time saving we were able to complete the neccesary building works in November last year. We love fostering and yes some days can be challenging but they can be very rewarding too. We are still in contact with all but one of our young people who have now left the care system and are living independantly. We have cared for over 10 children.
I don't get any allowances for making improvements to our home in order to accommodate looked after children. We initially only cared for teenagers but have extended our home so we can look after teenage mums and their baby's and teenagers as there are just not enough carers for this age range. We have used every penny we have to extend our home to accommodate existing and future foster children which has meant sacrificing any holidays and day trips. We want to be able to open up our home to children, teenagers and young mums who need our help and support in order to change their lives.
Despite having to make sacrifices our birth children never complain about fostering. For that I am asking for your help to be able to give them the recognotion they deserve for allowing us to open up their home and more importantly allowing us to be a fostering family. I know its a massive ask and any donations received no matter how small would be greatly appreciated and will give the children the holiday that we cant. Should we not raise the funds to be able to take take them away any monies raised will allow the children to have day trips out over the summer instead.
The children are aware that due to extending the home for fostering holidays and day trips are currently on hold until we can get back on our feet so it would be amazing if you could help me reach the target and suprise them.
Around 1/3 of all looked after children have to move more than twice in a year due to a shortage of suitable carers. More foster carers are needed and without the support of our children we wouldnt be able to foster.
I know our cause may be considered unworthy but your donation would give something back to a fostering family who selflessly give everyday expecting nothing in return. Please help if you can, even if its just a share so that others can see our story.
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Staffordshire Moorlands District, UK
I am a foster carer for my Local Authority. As well as fostering I also have my own children, Dominic aged 16, Olivia aged 7 and Noah aged 2.
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