Foster carers

Our carers tell us in their own words what made them decide to become foster carers and what's involved. If you'd like any more information, give our friendly team a call on 0300 019 0200 or use our enquiry form.

Real-life foster carer stories

Phillip and David

Philip and David are foster carers for two boys. They feel they've had excellent support throughout.


Denise looks back at her last 17 years as a foster carer. When she started she was single and in her early 40s.

Gillian and Jeremy

Gillian and Jeremy have been foster carers for nearly 12 years. Before fostering Gillian worked with a nursing agency. 


Imelda shares her experiences of providing foster care to a new mum and baby.

Katie and Graham

Katie and Graham currently care for 4 children, 3 of which have additional needs.

Stuart and Paul

Stuart and Paul are both in their forties and have been fostering for five and a half years. 


Helen had thought about fostering for years. She shares her fostering journey as a sole carer.