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All I could say to anyone thinking about becoming a foster carer, is please, don’t waste time over-thinking it. That’s time you could be spending helping a young person to make choices, settle, be confident in themselves and feel how every child should feel – secure and wanted.
We really enjoyed bringing up our two children but they had flown the nest and we were left with a big, empty, family home, explains Ellen. We considered moving to a smaller house, but something clicked and we thought we should use our skills and the space in our home to foster children and young people.
I try to diffuse situations with gentle humour which he now understands and the best I can do for him is to make him feel secure, loved, cared for and accept him for who he is.