Once the ‘F form’ was completed by the assessor, a copy was sent to us for our approval. We were then invited to attend a panel meeting where each person on the panel had a question to ask me and my husband.
After the meeting, the agency confirmed that our application had been approved, and I was now the main foster carer. That was such a relief!
Q. You are now an approved foster carer: how does that feel?
A. it feels great, alhamdulillah! I am now looking forward to welcoming a child into our family and seeing this new chapter of my life unfold.
Q. what is the next step for you?
A. as part of the fostering network, we have to attend lots of courses, some of them are to improve our knowledge and some of them are mandatory, example, First Aid and Safeguarding. On top of that, I am also finishing up my TSDS portfolio which is a recognised qualification and upon completion, I will receive all the relevant certifications.
Q. You are an approved foster carer: How does that feel?
A. it feels great, Alhamdulillah! I am now looking forward to welcoming a new child into our family and seeing this new chapter of my life unfold.
Q. What is the next step for you?
A. After we have attended all the courses, we wait for a child to be allocated to us!
If you have any fostering story to share, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you missed out on Part 1, you can read it here.