LA or private agency
I am looking for some advice. My dh and I are parents to two ( adult & left home) bc and an 8 year AD I currently work full time and we are seriously considering applying for me to become a foster carer. Having been through adoption process 6 years ago we have some understanding of the processes, my main concerns are around finance I earn just over 40 grand and really need to be earning somewhere near that. I fully appreciate this may be unrealistic but when I have tried to find out about finances private agencies all seem to suggest around 450 per week per child whereas the local authority is significantly less, I would not be able to give up my job for 123 pounds a week it’s just not feasible ( these are figures I found after brief internet search ).
One the other hand we had a very good experience with the LA when we adopted our dd and I really believe the support could be much better with them than a private agency
Can anybody share their thoughts ? Thanks for advice