Focus on Foster Dads

August 30, 2010 at 11:57 am | Posted in About Fostering, Stories | Leave a comment

Most people are unaware that single men to can apply and become foster carers. We have many single foster dads who do a fantastic job with children and young people in care, among them is Brian who has been a foster carer for adolescent boys for the past 4 years.

“I became a foster carer to I guess give young people in need a roof over their heads and a second chance. Just to be there as an adult figure- being someone they can talk to is really rewarding. You hopefully give them some knowledge and, being older, you want them to start to do things themselves like doing their own washing. You’re really getting them ready to live on their own. As adolescents they have different problems so it’s a matter of listening to them and having more patience. It’s really rewarding, just seeing them change and improve and get on with life. Just seeing a smile on their face.”

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