There a comes a point for a lot of people where they reach a stage in their career when they start thinking about new career paths they could explore. Many think about starting their own business, or finally taking a shot at their childhood dream.

But what if your career choice could fulfill another child’s dream? Fostering.

To many this is considered as something which is done by the government where the children are living in hostels. However, many do not realize that a career in fostering can be very rewarding, both for the child and themselves.

Before making a career change into Foster Parenting, there are 5 questions you should ask yourself:

  1. Are you currently unhappy in your job?
  2. Are you bored of the ‘same old’ every morning?
  3. Are you craving a new challenge?
  4. Do you want a job that makes you feel like you’re making a genuine difference?
  5. Do you want a job that can completely change your life and another person’s?

If you answered yes to just one of these questions, then there is a strong possibility that fostering could be the option for you!

There was a time when fostering was just done by charities or people willing to take children into their home on a voluntary basis. This has now changed to something that can be classed as a genuine profession and form of employment.

All this sounds great but why would you want to make fostering your career choice?

One thing that may put you off is thought of having to look after children, but you can be fostering in Manchester or fostering in London – you will be given thorough training as to how you can look after children. This will mean you will be able to look after the young children properly and ensure they will live a high quality life.

It is different to most other jobs in that it changes the way you live your life. It always keeps you on your toes, and no day is the same. You won’t realize how this will affect you until you get your first child to come live with you, but be assured that if you’re impassioned towards children, you will be perfect to help them come through any of their previous difficulties.

The difference you can make to a child’s life is truly immeasurable. By fostering, you are not only changing your career, you are giving the child the option to follow any career they wish because you will be able to offer them the opportunities they need to take to get there.

This can be by getting them the newest pair of football boots so they can fulfil their desire to be the next big player or by giving them opportunities such as medical work experience abroad so they can become a lifesaving surgeon, which are things that would be unlikely should they be under government care.

It should be noted that foster parenting is not going to be an easy job, but there aren’t many other jobs available that can give you the sense of pride and appreciation that a career in foster parenting can give you.

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Ryan Duffy is a freelance writer who is a recent university graduate in Media Studies. His passion for people and writing has encouraged him to pursue this career full-time. He enjoys writing about lifestyle, fashion and home improvement and this is where most of his work has taken him.