Fostering case studies

Sometimes it helps to hear first-hand accounts from people who have made the journey ahead of you:

Simon's Blog

Care leaver Simon from Carlisle talks about the support he's had in foster care to achieve his dream of becoming a vet

read Simon's blog

Jeff and Christine's Blog

Foster carer Jeff from Barrow talks about his fostering journey

read Jeff and Christine's blog

Blog from a looked after child

Chelsea who has lived with her foster parents for five years shares her story

read Chelsea's blog

A borrowed child

Blog from a carer

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Rob and Christine's story

"We decided early on we'd like siblings and that we could manage at least two. We were shown a profile of the kids and at that point we started to get very excited; they did a great job matching us."

read Rob and Christine's story...

Sandra's story

"I started fostering because I really, really wanted to make a difference; if only to one person. In fact we've now looked after 196 children, from new born babies to teenagers and sibling groups."

read Sandra's story...

Rosemary's story

"Fostering was always something I wanted to do, after our own children left home we decided to go for it."

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Kevin's story

"I became a foster carer over 10 years ago now, and haven't looked back since. I was originally a baker at Morrisons and thought, hang on, I can't be getting up at 4am for the rest of my life, what else do I want to do?"

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Hazel's story

"My husband and I have been fostering for about five years now. We're registered to foster children of all ages but we usually take children under two and only one child at a time."

read Hazel's story...

Kathryne's story

"I'm not saying it's all been easy, it hasn't, but the good days make the hard ones worthwhile."

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Wendy's story

"It breaks my heart to think that there are so many children out there without the loving and secure home that they deserve. It's the most rewarding job I've ever had."

read Wendy's story...