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Children in Yorkshire need loving foster families. Can you become a foster carer with your council and help local children achieve their ambition?  Take a look at our stories and find out more about what fostering means for children near you.

If you'd like the opportunity to chat with someone about fostering there are information events across the region. To find one near you take a look at our events page.

Online drop in session - North Yorkshire

8th February, 2022
North Yorkshire

Have you been thinking about fostering and want to learn more? Are you curious about what fostering entails and what the process is to become a carer with us? Or do you simply want to listen in to our team and maybe ask some of your own questions?

Well, our team runs regular online drop in and chat sessions where you can join us from the comfort of your own sofa.

Our next session takes place on Tuesday 8 February, from 6pm to 6:30pm, where our team and will take you through the fostering process in detail along with answering any questions you might have.

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Susan fosters babies

Susan combines fostering newborns with her job as a gym instructor. In the 15 years she’s been a foster carer she’s had around 10 placements, initially she fostered toddlers and but now mainly takes babies from birth; “It’s important that to develop their brain in that first year and rewarding seeing them meet all their milestones.”

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Maya wants to be a vet…

She is an incredibly caring little girl who loves playing ‘mummy’ to animals and younger children. Her carers’ two dogs are her ‘babies’.

Maya is much quieter and more serious than her brother Zak and is doing very well at school. She plays the viola and is even learning to speak Polish! Drawing and crafty activities keep her entertained for hours. Many of her pictures are displayed proudly in her carers’ kitchen. She loves playing outside with her friends and we’ve heard she can ‘swim like a fish.’

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