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Why Foster?

If you’re looking to make a real difference to young children’s lives, foster care may be the right path for you.

Thinking about becoming a foster carer? If you’re looking for a career that allows you to make a real difference to young children’s lives, foster care may be the right path for you. Discover some of the best reasons to foster and why you should foster with Capstone Foster Care today.

Reasons to foster

There are many reasons why people choose to foster. Some of the main reasons to foster include:

  • Reward – perhaps the most powerful reason, fostering can be extremely rewarding – as you can help to change and develop young people’s lives.
  • Helping your local community – it’s likely that you may be fostering children within your local community, so by helping improve children’s lives, you may also be helping benefit your local community too.
  • Expanding your skillset – you may already have a wealth of experience looking after children. If you’re looking to put this experience to good use by trying something new, foster care is a great avenue to explore.
  • Financial benefits – fostering is a full-time job, which comes with a fostering allowance. Learn more about how much foster parents get paid.

If you’ve already begun to consider foster care, this shows you already have some of the characteristics that would be essential for a carer. A desire to help change young people’s lives is at the heart of the reasons to foster a child, but your personality skillset also has a large part to play in that. Attributes such as patience and understanding are vital, as you will likely be put in challenging situations that will require you to be calm and authoritative. Yet, the main characteristic you’ll require is having the passion to improve young people’s lives.

If you believe you have these characteristics, it may be time to familiarise yourself with the fostering requirements – as there are certain requirements that you’ll need to meet in order to begin your application to become a foster carer.

Why children may be taken into foster care

There are multiple reasons why a child may be taken into foster care by social services. However, some of the most common reasons include:

  • Abandonment
  • Parent illness/death
  • Neglect
  • Physical or emotional abuse

Find out more information on how children end up in foster care including the detailed reasons why this may occur from our informative guide.

Why foster with Capstone Foster Care

There is an ongoing need for foster families – and each year, the demand increases. By becoming a part of the Capstone family and starting your fostering journey with us, you will be working with children who you will be able to help through their childhood years to develop into happy, healthy people with bright and positive outcomes as adults. We’re here to guide you through every step of your journey – ensuring you’ll be in safe hands. Allow us to let you become the best foster carer you can be.

Learn more about why you should foster with Capstone, or get in touch with a member of our friendly team today for more information.

Thinking of fostering?

If you’ve got any questions or would like to find out more about fostering with Capstone, fill out the form below.
An experienced fostering advisor from your local area will then be in touch.

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Ways to

Start the conversation today. Our team of friendly advisors are on hand to answer any foster care questions you may have. We can offer you honest and practical advice that can help you decide if becoming a foster carer is the right path for you. 

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Contact us by completing our online form and one of our fostering advisors will respond to your enquiry within 24 hours.

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Contact us by phone and one of our friendly fostering experts will be on hand for any foster care advice and support you require.

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