Katie and Jon
My husband and I have talked about fostering for many years. I am a qualified primary school teacher and have enjoyed working with children all my working life and we now have 2 children of our own too. We are just starting out on our fostering journey and are looking forward to our first placement. We feel we have a lot to offer children who have not been as fortunate as our own, and we feel the time is right now as our own children are of an age that they can understand and embrace fostering with us.
We have only very recently completed our assessment process and are excited to now be officially registered foster carers. Capstone have been brilliant, from our initial enquiries and questions at the beginning, right through to going to panel last month. We also couldn’t have asked more of our allocated assessing social worker Tony. He was supportive and with his help the assessment process ran very smoothly and was not in any way as difficult as I’d anticipated it would be.
Since joining Capstone we have been made to feel extremely welcomed into the Capstone ‘family’. We have been invited to lots of events and groups, and the training we have done so far has been fantastic too. If you are considering fostering, I recommend you give Capstone a call as I know they will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.