Try to think about your family, how things work, what rules are important and which more relaxed. Take some time to sit down together and talk about why you feel this way. Decide what is important to all of you – for example, that everyone in the house respects each other’s opinions – and talk about how you would make sure this stays the same.
You should talk about things that might have to change, and how you will all cope. By doing this before the first fostered child comes to stay, you will have some idea what to expect and you will have discussed it as a family.