Foster Carer Stories

Foster carer stories

We’re very proud of the foster carers we are lucky enough to have on our team. They come from a broad range of backgrounds and lifestyles, but the one thing they have in common is that they are all passionate about making a difference to vulnerable children. And that’s a quality we look for first and foremost in any foster carer.

Don’t just take a word for it, hear from some real-life foster carers and their fostering experiences. We have over 800 foster carers across our local offices, so here are just a handful of their fostering and training stories and insights. Hopefully they’ll give you a good idea of the rewards and challenges you can expect.

Janet and Kevin Colley

Janet and Kevin Colley

Kevin (60) and Janet (58) Colley from Bolton are foster carers with Fostering Solutions. They were…

Jamie Lewton

Jamie Lewton

Jamie and his partner Simon (both 29), from Leeds, are foster carers with Fostering Solutions. They…

Steve’s story

Steve’s story

Steve (49) from Nantwich in Cheshire has been a single male carer with Fostering Solutions for five…

Cherrie & Paul’s Story

Cherrie & Paul’s Story

Cherrie (41) and husband Paul (45) from Flintshire are foster carers with Fostering Solutions. They…

Simon & Jamie’s Story

Simon & Jamie’s Story

Same sex couple Jamie and Simon (both 29) from Leeds are foster carers with Fostering Solutions.…

Alan & Alison’s Story

Alan & Alison’s Story

Alan (60) and Alison (52) are from Merseyside and have been foster carers with Fostering Solutions…

Linda Tellwright

Linda Tellwright

Linda Tellwright, a grandmother from Stoke, signed up to be a foster carer with Fostering Solutions…

Malika and Phil

Malika and Phil

Malika Azahri (37) and husband Phil (36) live in Norwich and have been foster carers with Fostering…

Peter and Yuliyana's Story

Peter and Yuliyana's Story

Peter and Yuliyana Stillmank Wright have only one regret about their fostering career - they wish…

Cathy and Caroline's Story

Cathy and Caroline's Story

When Cathy, 33 and partner Caroline, 35, decided to become foster carers six years ago, many around…

Steve & Suzanne's story

Steve & Suzanne's story

Suzanne and Steve live in Manchester, and have been respite and long term carers since 2002 with…

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