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Is there any short break careers?

I would like to adopt but at moment unable to do to job work full time haven't got house up to good standered enough to adopt a child and not got enough savings I seen leaflet about short breaks career and think this be good for me till I'm ready to adopt.

Does anyone have experience of this? As I looked into adoption and pulled out pre stage one due to fianc├ęs being on own had to get morage over payied and get house up toughter will I have to go back to say angency and ask them or can I go to my LA?


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They'll probably expect you to have all those things sorted before applying to be any kind of FC/respite.


You need to be financially able to manage between placements of children and even if you're just thinking the odd week or weekend they'll still be training and could be meetings on other days so you need work flexibility.


It's great your exploring all the options but if adoption is what you really want then stick with it. All the things you need in place for adoption you're likely to need to be a FC.


I also think an LA may hesitate to invest in you as a FC if it's just to tide you over until you become an adopter as it's a lot of money and time to train you up if it's not long term.


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Thank for your advice and replying I work for my LA so if I was able to do respite care with them in day time weekends they fully support me with having time off etc.


I relise its all money invested into someone but feel I could give child great weekend/eveing and have experience to go with this.


I take on board what your saying and aprate advice thank u. I love spending time with my family and feel I could be helping a child who not able to get out enjoy picnics in park's playing with ball all stuff I so with my family


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We started off as respite carers.


Your house will have to up to the same standard as for adoption, but finances are less of a worry as you will paid an allowance for the children you take. Its also a great way to get experience, but LAs don't like you to do it as a route to adoption (we did end up adopting but that wasn't our intention when we started out).


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I think I need to put all on back bunner then for few years thanks for your advice aprated


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I think I need to put all on back bunner then for few years thanks for your advice aprated


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have you looked into the reasons why families need respite? I'm not a foster carer but there is a lot more to it than picnics in the park and playing ball. These are likely to be very challenging children who need expert care, not just a nice day out


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Thanks serrakunda for your advice I take that on board.


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