Thinking Of Applying to Foster Again
When I took early retirement in 2011 I applied to become a foster carer. I went through an agency and passed the course, but had to have 1 visit per week for 6 weeks from an agency lady who delved, quite rightly, into every aspect of my life.
I am a friendly soul and always greeted her with a smile, tea and biscuits etc and we'd sit across the kitchen table chatting. I can talk for Britain and am very open so I assumed it was better to give plenty of info but after a couple of weeks I could sense hostility from this lady, think Hyacinth Bucket, the Patricia Routledge character! One time she asked about my Christmasses as a child but as I talked she suddenly threw her biro at me shouting....oh for goodness sake Lyn, answer the question!!!
Anyway, long story short, 6th week I held open door but she declined to enter and said she had just come to tell me I had been declined. Apparently I was not transparent enough about my ex husband. Haven't seen him for well over 30 years, he lives abroad, has remarried 3 times, end of. But she obviously didn't believe me.
I am thinking of re-applying as I work with cared for kids and my boss thinks I would make a great carer as he has seen the relationships I build with the kids. My sons say they can't think of anyone better to look after deprived kids. But I don't think my confidence could take another knock.
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