'I would say to someone interested in being a foster carer….Go For It! It will be one of the best things you could do in your life.
Find out as much information about fostering from your local authority and go along to any events they may be running to learn more. Taking that first step to enquire and learn is a big move but once you have reached out there is no looking back and you would wish you had started sooner.
Go along to an open event or talk to children’s services - you are not signing up or committing from a first meeting or discussion. You will learn more and if this is something of interest to you, you will be surprised just what you can do once you choose to become a foster carer. Having that first meeting was the best step we took.'