Hear from our foster carers

Becoming a foster carer is one of the most emotionally rewarding things you can do - you’re helping vulnerable children or young people by nurturing them and building their self-esteem.

Being there for them and helping them to try and make sense of their situation is an enormous reward in itself. You’ll be helping and supporting them through a difficult time in their lives.

Take a look at the profiles below and find out why our carers decided to get into fostering and hear from them what it's really like.

Lisa and Pete

Lisa and Pete first started fostering when their daughter was 6 years old. During their fostering journey they have also had a new addition to their family, their son JJ who was born in 2014 and is now 6 years old.


Helen has been fostering for three years with her husband and two children (age 14 and 10). Fostering has always been a family decision – they knew from early on, during all the training and decision making, that if it was going to work they all had to be in it together!

Stuart and Paul

Stuart and Paul share their thoughts on their own fostering journey.

Louise and Clare

Louise and Clare share their story for LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week.

Sarah and Derek

Sarah and Derek attended one of our fostering surgeries, here Sarah talks about how it got them started on their fostering journey.

Sarah and Derek - part two

18 months on Sarah and Derek tell us more about their fostering journey, looking after young sibling groups.


Alison is one of our parent and baby foster carers, here she talks about what it feels like to support a mother and baby so they can stay together and develop their relationship.


Our foster carer Sarah-Jane tells us about her experience of fostering with a local authority and how important she feels fostering has been for the children she has looked after.


Lynne is a single foster carer who has been fostering for 17 years.


Our foster carer Ahmed has been fostering since 2011 and in that time has fostered a variety of children from different ages and backgrounds.

Sharon and Uni

Sharon and Uni are both in our early 50s and have been fostering for 18 years.


Denise is single and has been fostering with us for nine years. She was unable to have birth children but really wanted to have children in her life.


Amanda has been fostering teenagers for over 6 years. She tells us about what she has learned and the support she's received from other foster carers and professionals.

Marieta and Stevie

Marieta, Stevie and their family have been fostering with us for almost 12 years and have looked after all ages from babies to 17 years. They currently look after two teenagers and a ‘tween who likes to act very much like a teenager!

Get in touch

Interested in fostering with us? We'd love to hear from you.

Enquire about fostering

If you'd prefer to speak to someone then give us a call on 0300 123 6723

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