Can you give me some advice on fostering?
I've been seeing posters asking if you can foster a child all over my local area recently. I keep wondering whether I'd make a good foster parent, as I was fostered myself by a lovely couple for 11 years, from the age of 5.
I'd love to make a difference to a child's life but bringing up children is hard and now my own have grown up I'm not sure whether to downsize and get a posh clean apartment or take the plunge and take in a child who needs a home.
Does anyone on here foster? What age group would you suggest? Is it like childminding, as I did that for a few years and found it hard work trying to keep the kids and the parents happy, and Ofsted. What's it really like?