What Is Long Term Foster Care?
Or as we call it – Families for life
Long-term fostering, or ‘Family for life’ is where a child or young person remains in your care permanently, until they reach adulthood and have the desire to live independently.
If a decision is made on behalf of the child that they cannot return to their birth families alternative solutions such as adoption and long-term foster placements are sourced to provide a stable and reliable home for the child or young person, we call these placements – Families for Life.
Families for life generally extend far beyond the age of independence and are a testament to the ability of both the foster families and the child/young person to form long-lasting and fruitful relationships.
Outcomes of long term fostering
The outcomes from long-term fostering are plentiful, and in our experiences end in the positive development of a young person into independent adulthood; also a welcomed extension to your family network forever.
Much like with short-term foster care, you’re provided with all the tools necessary, through training courses, networking with like-minded people and financial support to enhance the life of a young person desperately in need of love and family values.
You are their cheerleader! And will act solely for the personal development of the child or young person, advocating on their behalf with professionals and the birth family to ensure the wishes of the young person are met to the best of your ability.
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