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Empty nest syndrome is a phenomenon that parents experience when their last child leaves home. This can lead to feelings of sadness and loss and, although this is not a clinical diagnosis, it has proven symptoms which correlate to the experience of letting your children go. Adjusting to the empty nest period can be tricky – that’s why we’ve put together this guide which highlights how to get through empty nest syndrome with a few ideas, such as becoming a foster carer. But first, it’s important to understand the signs and symptoms of empty nest syndrome: Loss of purpose –...

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Being able to recognise the signs of depression, or any mental health condition, is an important trait if you are a foster parent. In some cases, the children who are in your care may have come from traumatic or damaging pasts – which can cause mental health challenges, especially in teenagers who are in the foster care system. Recognise the signs of depression in foster children with the help of our detailed guide, while also learning how to support a foster child with depression. Having been removed or separated from their birth family into the foster care system, foster children...

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Often when deciding whether to foster, we are asked many questions around ‘can I foster if…?’ These questions are often related to who you are as a person, what you do for a living, where you live, your health and other relevant fostering queries. Throughout this FAQ section, we’ve created a list of commonly asked questions relating to ‘Can I foster if…’. However, if you find your query is not featured in the list, please get in touch with us and a member of our helpful team can assist you in your fostering query. Being a British citizen is not a...

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