‘Why foster?’ – it’s a fair question that many people considering becoming a foster carer will find themselves asking. What are the benefits of fostering a child? Is it really worth while? In response to this, the gains of fostering a child are truly endless. Undoubtedly, it is one of the most rewarding jobs out there. People often underestimate the sheer power that a loving and caring home can actually have for a foster child. The Fostering Network article on this topic, linked below, summarises quintessentially the joys of fostering: ‘foster carers have a unique chance to make a real difference to a child’s life, supporting them and working to help them develop and achieve their potential’.