Have you ever found yourself contemplating the idea of becoming a foster carer, but feel overwhelmed by the unknowns? You're not alone. Many potential foster carers grapple with uncertainties such as the type of care they will provide, the needs of the children, and how this significant decision will impact their family. At Origins, we aim to dispel these worries by providing a clear, step-by-step guide and comprehensive training to equip you with the necessary knowledge and understanding. Our goal is to empower you with the confidence to make an informed decision about becoming a foster carer.
Once you've attended the information session and successfully completed your screening, the next step is our foundation for fostering training. This three-day course offers you a comprehensive insight into the fostering role, the types of children you may care for, and the specific needs they may have.
Expect to delve into real-life case scenarios and meet experienced foster carers who will share their journeys. The goal is to ensure that by the end of the training, you're well-informed and ready to decide if you wish to proceed with becoming a foster carer.
You might be wondering, "Do I attend this training alone, or is it a group setting?" The training is held in a group, so you'll attend alongside other prospective foster carers who are also contemplating this rewarding path. If you're applying as part of a couple, both of you will need to attend the training.
At Origins, we believe in the importance of family involvement. If you have birth children, we will involve them as much as they desire at this stage. We also provide guidance on discussing fostering with them to help them understand your decision.
Ready to explore becoming a foster carer with OriginsFosterCare.ie? To contact us, simply fill out the inquiry form on our website. You can also reach us through our contact page, via email and telephone, or on social media. Begin your rewarding journey as a foster carer today and make a lasting difference in a child's life.
Reach out for any questions and enquiries. A member of our fostering team will get back to you as soon as possible.