Jag, our placement officer, has been a cornerstone in achieving our goal as foster carers. When we had a million questions to ask, she answered every one with a smile. We recently went through to panel with the words “you’ll be fine” ringing through our ears. And we were.
The whole process from start to finish was easy and comfortable with chances for you to speak about your life with someone who came across as a friend. It was completed at our pace as both of us worked and had other commitments. AFA are able to work around you and make arrangements for visits and assessments when convenient for you.
There is regular training for foster parents, tailored to our new role. I think the reason we enjoy the training is that the classes are small enough for everyone to join in and be heard. We have also had the chance to meet some great foster carers, and some new ones, whom we share our stories with. We give each other hints and tips, as well as hugs if need be.
Throughout the whole process, my partner and I have never felt daunted, or like we could not carry on with it. We enjoyed the whole process and would encourage anyone who wanted to be a member of a great company to get on board. So, thanks AFA for making our journey pleasant!”