Reasons To Make 2018 The Year You Start Fostering
Are you think about fostering a child in 2018? Welcoming a foster child into your home is a massive step and a huge commitment – so it’s obviously important that you take the time to decide whether fostering is right for you and the rest of your family.
While it takes a huge amount of courage to even start the fostering journey, once you have, you won’t regret it. The feeling of helping to change a child’s life around is likely to be like nothing else you have ever experienced. We support each person who wants to change a child’s life for the better, so if you’re thinking about fostering, here are but a few of the many, benefits of becoming a foster carer with Lorimer.
A feeling like no other
As we just previously touched on – while fostering may initially be one of the biggest leaps of faith you could ever possibly make in your life, you’ll soon realise how privileged you are to be in a position where you can not only improve the life of your foster children, but better your life as well.
Seeing a once sad and unconfident foster child to blossom into a positive and hopeful young person gives you an incomparable sense of pride. For most people, being able to make a positive difference to a vulnerable child or young person is the main reason behind them becoming a foster carer. These differences don’t just last a few days or weeks, but they often really do last a lifetime.
Fostering is financially rewarding
Although financial incentives should never be the core reason for becoming a foster carer, the fact of the matter is that fostering with an independent agency like us is a financially rewarding prospect. Our foster care allowance and various reward payments that we offer our carers enables them fully concentrate on being the best foster carer you could ever possibly be.
In addition to this, as a foster carer, you’ll also be eligible to apply for favourable tax relief opportunities. To gather more information on how much tax relief as a foster carer you’re likely to receive, read our blog here.
It is absolutely no understatement that becoming a foster carer means changing a life. If you want 2018 to be the year you make a true difference, get in touch with our team today!