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Our foster carers share their fostering moments

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We asked our foster carers what moments have defined their fostering journey. The big and small moments that make it all worth it.  

The responses ranged from, ‘seeing the children laugh, smile and learn to trust you’, watching them grow in confidence and embrace new hobbies,’ to ‘seeing a young person enjoy their childhood, like every child deserves.’ 

For many of our carers, seeing children and young people be happy, and watching them go on to do well in life is often the biggest reward. 

One of our foster carers shared that a young person who lived with his family for several years, has since gone on to do incredibly well for themselves – going to university, building a successful career. and going on to have a family of their own.  

He said, “fostering is a rewarding job and seeing them do well is an absolute bonus. Knowing you’ve improved a child’s life outcomes and seeing them flourish and going beyond what people expect, makes it all worthwhile.” 

Another of our foster carers said that ‘helping a child through a difficult time in their life and then going on to see them settle back home, or with a new family’ was their biggest fostering moment.  

Foster with Dorset Council 

Dorset Council’s fostering service helps children in care stay close to home by placing them with foster carers from their local communities. By doing this, we are able to offer young people throughout Dorset a loving, safe place to call home.  

We welcome fostering applications from people from all backgrounds and walks of life. Support, training and allowances are available to all our carers, as well as access to our supportive fostering community, made up of over 190 households across Dorset. 

Find out more and get in touch 

If you would like to know more about fostering with Dorset Council, visit the website, download an information pack, or follow us on social media. 

Visit the events section of the website to find out when the fostering information stand will next be in your local area.