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# Foster parents

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# Foster parents
Fostering allowance becoming insufficient amid cost-of-living crisis, say carers
The allowance paid to foster parents has not increased since 2009.
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# changing futures
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.
# careday19
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.
# Children in Care
'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.
# Courts
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.
# Family court
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.
# Courts
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.
# Courts
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.
# Your Say
Poll: Should 'unhealthy' people be rejected as foster parents?
The Children’s Minister said the obesity of an applicant would have to be considered.
# cultural sensitivity
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”.
# kidnapped
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.
# cat flu
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.