Part 1: Busting the top 9 myths on who can be a foster carer
There’s a national and local shortage of foster carers…
We need to encourage more people to think a little bit more about what fostering is and if they have the capacity to become a foster carer. So, we’re on a myth-busting mission to debunk some of the myths that are frequently held about fostering that could be putting potential foster carers off.
Here at Foster Portsmouth we’re always looking for potential foster carers to come forward. The children that we care for all come from different backgrounds, cultures and walks of life and because of that, we need a varied pool of foster carers to ‘fish’ from.
We don’t have a ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to who’s a good fit to foster. Our foster carers come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, ages and plenty of different life experiences. Just as every child is unique, every foster family is unique too.
Unfortunately, there are so many of you that could be excellent foster carers of the future but are either put off by the many myths and misconceptions you’ve heard or simply don’t realise that you have the skills, experience, and character to make valuable changes to more than one life.