27 Oct 2015

Change a child’s life

I have always admired people who decide to open not only their homes but hearts too by becoming foster parents and helping kids in need at a vulnerable time in their young lives.  Fostering provides a safe and loving environment for young people who are unable to live with their families for a variety of reasons and this kind and caring act can transform their lives. New foster parents are always needed and that is why Renfrewshire Council is holding a series of drop-in days for people who want to find out more about fostering and adoption. The Fostering and Adoption team will be on hand to explain what is required to foster and/or adopt and the process involved. There will also be foster carers around to share their own experiences and give a first hand insight into what it’s like to foster a child or young person. Fostering is a lifeline for many young people and the Council offers foster carers dedicated support from a team of professionals.  If you would like to know more you can go along to today’s session (Wednesday 28th October) at Johnstone Town Hall from noon until 3pm or tomorrow’s session from 6pm until 8pm. Anyone interested has to be over 21 and needs to have a spare bedroom. If you can’t make the session you can call 0141 618 2535 for further information.