The new career choice for Grandparents?

http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2011/12/07/pensioners-becoming-new-generation-of-foster-parents/?ncid=wsc-uk-parentdish-headline

A really interesting piece here. A lot of people I have spoken to over the years assume that when they reach their 50’s, they are too old to start fostering. Not so. When you think about it, by the time you get to 50, you have lived and seen an awful lot.

You have the time and patience that a lot of younger people often don’t have. You have a wealth of experience to offer, and will usually be settled and happy.

At 50 or even 60, your own children will have long since flown the nest, often leaving you feeling that you have so much more still to offer. You would be right, and that’s why fostering agencies welcome older people into their fold. They value what you have, and know that you are in a perfect position to offer a loving home and more, to a child in need.