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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Foster parents

Last year
Fostering allowance becoming insufficient amid cost-of-living crisis, say carers
The allowance paid to foster parents has not increased since 2009.
All time
New website launched to help explain to children in care why Tusla is in their lives
The website has been designed by young people with lived experience of the care system.
Young people share their experiences in care: 'This was the chapter where I turned my life around'
A number of young people shared their experiences yesterday and said they want to erase the stigma attached to being in the care system.
'They drive you nuts and make you laugh' - Irish foster carers share their stories
The child and family agency is currently running a campaign looking for a home for one particular child.
No prosecution for parents accused of sexually abusing their two children
Legal action has been brought by the children’s foster parents in an effort to block them from being reunited with their natural parents.
Child in foster care has "serious anxiety" and worries about his mother's welfare
A family court heard the child recently had an argument with his foster family.
Young child taken from grandparents and put into foster care because of their age
“He is our pride and joy” – couple in their 60s devastated by Tusla decision.
Mother settles case against HSE over Facebook posts
The woman claimed that foster parents looking after her child put up a number of posts about her on Facebook.
Poll: Should 'unhealthy' people be rejected as foster parents?
The Children’s Minister said the obesity of an applicant would have to be considered.
New child protection service for migrant families launched
The initiative has been established to address the “general lack of understanding and stigma surrounding migrant families going through child protection interventions”.
Two kidnapped Dutch children found in Bosnia
Bosnian have located two Dutch children who were kidnapped in the Netherlands last year and arrested their former foster parents.
DSPCA issue urgent foster appeal for cats
Around 20 cats and kittens have contracted cat flu and need to be homed until they recover.
Column: ‘I didn’t really know my own Mam’ – why one woman became a foster mother
Mary Downey, a foster parent for almost 20 years, describes the ups, the downs and the heartbreak of being a mother to other people’s children.