A Fifth Of Parents Would Consider Fostering A Child
New research from an independent baby product review website in the UK has revealed that just over a fifth of parents, 21%, would consider fostering a child, with the majority saying that they feel compassionate towards children in need.
In a bid to discover how parents feel about having more children, an independent baby product review website in the UK conducted a poll to find out what their attitudes were when it came to expanding their family and asked them questions surrounding the subject.
www.BabyChild.org.uk polled 1,784 parents across the UK, each with one child or more, and initially asked them “Would you consider having more children?” to which just over two thirds, 67%, answered ‘yes’.
According to the results, just under a quarter, 24%, said that they were ‘currently trying’ to have another child, whilst 28%, admitted that they would like to have more children but ‘can’t afford it’. Just over a fifth, 21%, admitted that they would consider fostering a child as an option.
A further 11% said that they were already planning on having more children but ‘wanted to wait’ a few more years first.
The respondents who said that they would consider fostering a child were then asked to elaborate on their feelings towards this decision. Over half, 52%, admitted that they felt ‘compassionate’ towards children in need, whilst 9% admitted they would think about it because they knew someone who had fostered a child in the past.
1% of the respondents said that they have already fostered a child and would ‘happily do it again’ whilst, over a quarter, 27%, said that they ‘started thinking about it’ after watching something about fostering on TV.
Furthermore, 14% of the parents who admitted they would consider fostering a child also admitted that they would consider adoption too.
Jill Tovey, co-founder of BabyChild.org.uk, commented on the study’s findings:
“Finances can often interfere with the decision to either start or expand a family. There are so many different ways to help children, whether by adopting, sponsoring, or fostering them and it is really nice to see that parents are willing to get involved and welcome children that aren’t there own biologically into their homes.”
“It is a big commitment to foster a child so make sure you talk about your decision with your partner and your children, if you already have them, first, to make sure everyone is comfortable before you take your decision any further.”
For more information please contact Lise Coatantiec of 10 Yetis Public Relations Agency on 01452348211 or email@example.com.
This study ran from 13/09/11 and results were collected on 20/09/11.
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