The fear of saying goodbye

Whether you’ve been fostering for a couple of weeks, or even a few years there’s no easy way to say goodbye so remember to share happy memories, keep a positive attitude and confide in a friend if you need to.

Share happy memories

Create a scrapbook or a memory box for them of memories you’ve shared as a reminder of the positive impact you’ve had on one another’s lives.


Keep smiling. Remember, without you they could have been in a very different situation and may not have experienced, learnt or discovered what they now have.

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard
Winnie the Pooh