Foster Care Fortnight 2023 – Louise’s Story!

Welcome to Foster Care Fortnight 2023! Over the next two weeks, we’ll be highlighting the #FosteringCommunities and all the amazing work they do to ensure foster children feel safe, loved and cared for. At Unity Foster Care, we pride ourselves on creating a family-feel, supportive community with children’s welfare at the heart of everything we do. Our fostering community comprises of many wonderful, hardworking people; including Supervising Social Workers, Administrators, Support Workers, Foster Carers and more!

To kick off Foster Care Fortnight, we spoke to foster carer, Louise, about her experience of being in a fostering community:

Hey Louise, can you introduce yourself?

“Hi! I’m Louise, I’ve been a foster carer for over 5 years now, and I’m based in Yorkshire!”

Why did you want to become a foster carer?

“It’s something I had considered for years prior to returning as a nurse. I felt my background would enhance my role as a foster carer!”

The theme for Foster Care Fortnight 2023 is #FosteringCommunities. What does a fostering community mean to you?

“To me, the theme #FosteringCommunities means community awareness of the need for foster carers, and to appreciate the work foster carers do.”

If you could give advice to someone interested in becoming a foster carer, what would it be?

“Fostering is such a rewarding experience! It can be an emotional rollercoaster, but the success stories outweigh the negatives. Commitment is needed!”

Thanks so much to Louise for taking the time to answer our questions this Foster Care Fortnight! If you’d like to help make a difference to a child in need, start your application here or call 0333 77 22 333 today!