Having someone new come and live with you will have a huge impact on your life. Although your parent/s will be responsible for the children that some to stay, your life will change too, and you will be involved in helping to make them comfortable in your home. Fostering is very much something the whole family are involved in.

As part of a fostering family, you can make a real difference. When you do find things difficult, try to remember that the other children are away from their own homes, and the people that they know, which can be tough. If you are friendly and welcoming this can help them feel more comfortable.

You will get to meet lots of new people, and it can be fun to have other people in the house. Hopefully you will find fostering a good experience overall.

There will be lots of things that will change. One of the biggest changes is that you will have to share not just your toys and/or belongings, but also your parent/s, family and possibly your friends.

The thing sons and daughters of foster carers often find most difficult to deal with is when the children or young people being fostered behave. If you are finding things difficult to cope with, you should talk to someone.

In the end, if you have any questions or worries, it is important to talk to someone. This is something that we always tell carers and their families.