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http://www.simplyfostering.co.uk/how-can-i-become-a-carer/who-can-foster

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All foster carers are paid to care for children placed with them. Unless carers receive over fifty thousand pounds a year, payments are usually not taxed and any Benefits they receive are generally not affected.

But then this bit says

However, this will not be the case if you are treated for Tax and National Insurance purposes as though you were self-employed

http://www.simplyfostering.co.uk/how-can-i-become-a-carer/fostering-allowance

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To become a fosterer?

You could get a homeless dog instead! they will like you! :huh:

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I think Mr Pin's a little old for fostering!

There's loads of discussion and anecdotes on mumsnet Sarah, that's the ideal place to have a browse.

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I think Mr Pin's a little old for fostering!

There's loads of discussion and anecdotes on mumsnet Sarah, that's the ideal place to have a browse.

My mum is only 87 Frank., I don't need "fostering" just yet!

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yes these are in for money only

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Sad Sarah! I look after kids for nothing! They are my friend's kids! I look after them pretty well! :huh:

I'm teaching the little girl welding,and the boy I teach the guitar!! That is Pin world

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Isn't the issue that the foster kids can have issues themselves, abandonment, etc. I mean if they think you are in it for the money not for the love, which they will sense pretty easily, they'll act up even worse

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Or to look at it another way, of you do it well and bring up ultimately well adjusted fostered kids who make and pay their own way, then you may save the state a fortune in future associated security costs

But I'm sure love is essential for it to work

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Isn't the issue that the foster kids can have issues themselves, abandonment, etc. I mean if they think you are in it for the money not for the love, which they will sense pretty easily, they'll act up even worse

I have known a few "adopted" people! They were not "abandoned", Mr Si, they were given! There is a difference! :blink:

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Isn't the issue that the foster kids can have issues themselves, abandonment, etc. I mean if they think you are in it for the money not for the love, which they will sense pretty easily, they'll act up even worse

A friend of mine is a social worker and she tells me that many of the children have significant issues from anxiety to anger to some who have committed serious crimes.

It takes someone very special to become a foster parent. I couldn't do it. I simply lack the energy and the skills.

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yes these are in for money only

Sad sad shits! Join the World of Pin! :blink:

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A friend of mine is a social worker and she tells me that many of the children have significant issues from anxiety to anger to some who have committed serious crimes.

It takes someone very special to become a foster parent. I couldn't do it. I simply lack the energy and the skills.

No you don't!

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I have known a few "adopted" people! They were not "abandoned", Mr Si, they were given! There is a difference! :blink:

Is there a formal difference between adoption and fostering?

(Also and separately, your own experience, Mr pin, may have a selection bias, may mine)

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I simply lack the energy and the skills.

I think it comes down to natural specialisms, those that are good at it, as in any role, probably personally get a lot out of it

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Sad sad shits! Join the World of Pin! :blink:

I know! This is why I'm asking - are they so desperate for foster parents they'd let anyone.

What medical stuff do they check? What other stuff?

Is it easy to fool them you're not in it for the money?

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I know! This is why I'm asking - are they so desperate for foster parents they'd let anyone.

What medical stuff do they check? What other stuff?

Is it easy to fool them you're not in it for the money?

Maybe the selection is implicit. If you are just in it for the money then you'll run a mile once you get into the nitty gritty. Perhaps.

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Maybe one of the main problems in the UK is that it is far easier to breed to become a parent than it is to jimp through the hoops to foster / adopt

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Maybe one of the main problems in the UK is that it is far easier to breed to become a parent than it is to jimp through the hoops to foster / adopt

Wait - what?

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