Category Archives: Get Involved

When being a foster carer makes sense

When being a foster carer makes sense…. “I have been asked to share an achievement of the boy we share our lives with. This little lad has come so far in the two years he has been with us. Every day he is faced with challenges and struggles with every day basic activities that other […]

Fostering Stocktake: An opportunity for real change?

Fostering Stocktake: An opportunity for real change?   The Homefinding & Fostering Agency, as one of the first independent fostering agencies to be established, welcomes the review of fostering in England by Sir Martin Narey and Mark Owers, which was published this week. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/independent-review-of-foster-care-published The report came with 36 recommendations, covering the breadth of fostering […]

Foster Care Fortnight 2017

The spotlight is on fostering for two weeks as it seeks to highlight the amazing work foster carers do every day. The fostering network aims for everyone in the UK to understand what fostering is and to know what a vital role all foster carers play in providing stability to societies most vulnerable children. Here are […]

“Surviving teenagers!”

Surviving teenage years You’ve lived through 2 a.m. feedings, toddler temper tantrums, and the back-to-school blues. So why does the word “teenager” cause so much worry? I love having teenagers. I love learning about their world. They make me laugh and they teach me something new. Every day. I will hate the day when I […]

Statement of Purpose

This week at Homefinding has been a productive one as well as a reflective one.  A lot of the time we go through life with one week rolling into the next, and before you know it the seasons have passed, the John Lewis Christmas ad is back on the telly and another year is about […]

Summer of Fun!

It was a busy summer both in and out the office. Our two summer events were a great success!  The first one was a beautiful sunny day in the kent countryside making T shirts.  Lots of creative talents were put to use.  Not least by some of the carers! Our second event of pizza was […]