Back to school

Back to school

Our challenging times Many parents saw this, at least initially, as very challenging. Yes, some schools remained open for some pupils, but the majority were out of school, out of their familiar routine and no longer able to be with their friends. For these reasons,...
Life story

Life story

For children who are adopted or fostered there can be a disconnect with their past and for a variety of reasons, the anecdotes and life moments referred to above, are not known to the child. We may think that somehow discussing the past with a child who has...
Foster carer is a profession

Foster carer is a profession

Fostering is not simply providing a loving home, although necessary, it is about making a connection and seeking to really understand the impact that abuse or neglect has had on the child and then helping them to start to feel able to trust people again. Successful...
What to look for in a fostering agency

What to look for in a fostering agency

The freedom of foster carers to move to another agency is recognised nationally and is captured in a formal transferring protocol document, which is designed to ensure that the freedom of choice by foster carers is respected by fostering agencies and local authorities...
The costs of doing nothing

The costs of doing nothing

What we know about foster carers At To the Moon and Back Foster Care, we know that our own fostering families foster for the same reasons noted above, so we agree with the outcomes that the biggest reasons to foster are altruistic. What we hear and what appears to be...