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Carer Stories

Foster carer videos

Hear from foster carers first-hand about their experiences of fostering

Hearing from foster carers first-hand can make a big difference when it comes to people's pereption of fostering.  Some people think they can't foster, or think they need qualifications.  Some think they don't have enough time or they can't afford it.

Fostering is a vocation that pays career level earnings and requires no qualifications.  Providing you have a spare bedroom and time to care for a child, you could become a foster carer.

Watch our foster carer videos below

Written Foster Carer Stories

Naomi and Dave
Naomi and Dave

My husband and I initially began thinking about fostering after having our two children; at the time they were 2 and 3 years old. It had long been a dream of mine to offer a child the security of a loving home and I was very lucky that my husband also shared my view.

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Jo and Richard
Jo and Richard

Before fostering we worked full time. I worked for a global company and Richard worked as a manager for a truck parts company. In addition, we also ran a children’s club for 9 years at a local church we attended near a local council estate.

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Lynn and Steven
Lynn and Steven

We had thought about becoming foster carers for over ten years. Some of the things that made us hesitate were concerns of what people would make of our past experiences, our doubts as to whether we would have the skills to be successful, our worries about the practicalities of becoming foster carers and the inevitable negative stories of fostering that we came across when researching.

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