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Fostering Stories: Mo

Mo has fostered over 50 children and teenagers over the past 20 years, helping to change the lives of young people in her care. The youngest child Mo has cared for was only 1 day old!

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Becoming a foster carer

Mo gave up her full-time job to foster, choosing Bradford Fostering due to our reputation as a good family organisation.

Mo said:

“I wanted to become a foster carer to help children. I considered fostering with other agencies, but Bradford was one of the best authorities”.

By fostering with her local authority, Mo has helped young people stay close to their friends, family and local community.

Though she had initial worries when deciding to apply, such as the impact on her family, Mo has received extensive support and training from his family, social workers and the wider fostering community.

“My life has totally changed since becoming a foster carer but I have received lots of training over the years to help cope with the problems you have with children's needs.”

I have support from family, CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services), social workers and other foster carers.

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What is the most rewarding thing about being a foster carer?

“Helping children. I’m just proud to help young lives.”

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What advice would you offer people who are considering becoming a foster carer?

“You need to make sure your family and friends are behind you. Think with your feet on the ground, not your head.”

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Would you like to learn more about fostering for Bradford Council?

If you would like to learn more about fostering, download an information pack now or get in touch with one of our friendly team. We look forward to hearing from you.

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