Rewards of fostering

A young girl sat on a kitchen counter smiling while baking with her mother.

Fostering isn’t always straight-forward, it can be messy and unpredictable. 

Fostering is an incredible journey, with the power to transform a child’s life. It won’t always be easy, but it will always be rewarding.

Children come into our care with diverse backgrounds, experiences and emotions.

Fostering often involves handling new challenges. Understanding the child welfare system, responding to trauma and a child adjusting to a new situation.

Our foster carers provide stability while advocating for a child. They take on a multi-faceted role that demands continuous learning and adaptation. 

Here lies the extraordinary reward

Fostering offers a unique opportunity to make a profound impact on a child’s life – one that is hard to quantify. 

Yes, it will be challenging. It is in that challenge that we discover our strength and capacity for compassion. Each hurdle is an opportunity to learn, every setback a chance for a comeback. It is here you’ll experience a rich fostering experience. 

 Join us in this journey. Where responsibility meets rewards, and where the messy path of fostering unfolds into a rewarding adventure.

Change more than one life with Fostering Wakefield. 

"You might be temporary in their lives but making someone feel safe and loved with stay with them. It will stay with you too."

Fostering Wakefield foster Mum

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You will play an important role in helping children develop and grow in confidence. You will make a real difference to their future.

Fostering also gives you the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge. We will support your training and development. You’ll also be able to connect with our other foster carers too. 

Why foster with us?

When you foster with your local authority, you can offer a home to a child in their local area with familiar surroundings. Find out more about the rewarding role of a Wakefield foster carer. 

Pay and benefits

What you earn as a foster carer depends on the type of fostering you do and the age of the child. You could also benefit from council tax reduction and tax relief too. 

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