Foster carers have diverse backgrounds. Some have extensive experience caring for children with families of their own who may have grown up and left home. Others still have their children and home, but have a spare room and capacity to care for more. Others are singles or childless couples who have the desire and capacity to care for a child in their community.
Whatever their background, what all foster carers have in common is an ability and a desire to provide a safe, nurturing, homes that can make a huge difference to a vulnerable child’s life.
Read their stories:
It's difficult to say no!
“I honestly think becoming a carer is something many more people should think about. Yes, it might be hard work, but the rewards from seeing children thrive are worth it. It the best thing I’ve ever done.”
Opening a door to change a life
"I always figured I’d have kids in my life and knew I would be a great mentor, so when a friend mentioned they were a foster carer I started to think about how I could support children through foster care.”