Wales calls for farmers’ wives to consider fostering
Summary of story from the BBC, April 15, 2011
Agencies are currently urging farmers’ wives to consider fostering in an effort to combat the “critically low levels” of foster families in Wales.
Farming families are said to offer the ideal environment for children to grow up in.
More than 750 extra foster families are required in south and west Wales alone, but councils have stressed that they will continue to accept applications from “all walks of life”.
Fostering Network Wales states that they are urgently appealing for people to apply, but it is essential that they have the right qualities and are able to offer a stable and secure home for a child.
Nonetheless, they also emphasise the positive aspects of farm life for children, such as health benefits, opportunities for outdoor activities, and distance from the chaos of the city.