Advice on fostering please



  • while its great that you want to help other children, please consider your actual children as a priority. i dont understand how you could force your son to have to share your room to care for a stranger. i really dont.
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  • Rockporkchop
    Rockporkchop Forumite Posts: 944 Forumite
    Obviously fostering is a wonderful thing to do (although I don't like the way you refer to it as "work" and "working from home") but if I were you I would leave it a few more years before applying.

    I really think you need to put your own children first, particularly the 5 year old with special needs. Don't underestimate how hard it is bringing up a child with ASD (children are no longer being diagnosed with Aspergers), how many appointments you will have to attend, how tiring the whole thing is. The early years are really important as you need to put in such a lot of work to help them reach their potential. It's not fair on your son to give your time and attention to strangers. Would a child on the spectrum even be able to cope with strangers in his home? Anyway if your DS is diagnosed then he should be entitled to DLA, then you could claim carer's allowance, which should help with the finances.
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