Robert lives in London and was approved as a foster carer by a Local Authority in 2011.
He tells us a little bit about who he chose to become a foster carer and the journey he went on.
"My path into fostering was fuelled by two things; my love of working with children and desire to have a family as well as from working professionally with some amazing foster carers in my work and being inspired by the impact that their involvement made on the children.
[The process] was very thorough but as I had expected. I was a bit frustrated by some of the processes and time schedules to get things going but once I had been assigned a social worker it quickly got started and I actually found it very revealing and it helped me to work out my own incentives. There were times when it was quite intense and raised some sensitive subjects but I think that it was really important to helping my understand my own potential barriers and sensitivities!
I’ve got two children at the moment, one aged 7 who has been with me for 14 months and one who is 11 and who arrived 3 days ago on an emergency placement. They are great and I love having them at home.