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    sharonr
    Fostering Niece & Nephew -Can Finances Cope?
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    • 10th Jul 08, 9:23 PM
    Fostering Niece & Nephew -Can Finances Cope? 10th Jul 08 at 9:23 PM
    My brother's children (aged 3 & 5) have been placed on an Interim Care Order with Social Services. It is possible that this will become a permanent thing and so my husband and I have put ourselves forward as foster parents.

    Due to their ages I think I would have to give up my part-time job to be able to look after them and our own 2 year old. I am concerned about how we would cope financially and so was wondering if anyone can offer any advice on what allowances we would get, and if we were to eventually adopt, would we get any allowance then?

    I know you don't get Tax Credits for foster children but I think I am right in saying that tax creds would increase for my child as foster allowance isn't counted as income.

    I didn't like to bring this up with the Social Worker at first because I don't want them to think that I was only taking the children on to be able to give up my job. That isn't the case at all, we are concerned for the welfare of the children and would prefer to keep them in the family.

    Any help or advice would be welcome at this stressful and upsetting time.

    Last edited by sharonr; 10-07-2008 at 10:07 PM.
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