Nathan and Antony had been married for one year when they decided they wanted to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable children and young people.
Researching foster care in detail, they decided to apply through NFA North due to the Outstanding Ofsted rating, the welcoming family feel, as well as the training and support network offered.
They commented that “From the outset, we have had a really positive experience and quickly built up a strong rapport with our social worker and other staff. The fact that we were both male – and relatively young, still being in our twenties at the time – made no difference to how we were assessed. The children’s wellbeing is at the heart of everything, and this underpins training too – there’s a strong ethos of learning as much as you need to achieve the best outcomes for these kids.”
They welcomed two siblings into their home and three years later, they have built a strong sense of trust and watched them develop confidence, flourish and grow both at school and home.
They said “As with any job there are challenges and hurdles along the way, but knowing and seeing first hand that you are able to give a child the life that they rightfully deserve makes all the challenges seem like small bumps in the road. Fostering is an amazing journey!”
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