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Fostering Stories

Kate and Andy – Foster Carers

We joined Five Rivers as Foster Carers in August 2020 after transferring over to them from another IFA (independent fostering agency). We have been full-time Foster carers for just over […]

parent and child fostering

Lesley, parent and child fostering

Lesley Mahoney from Bournemouth, fosters alongside her two daughters and specialises parent and child placements where she looks after mothers and their young children, helping them remain together as a […]

Altaf and Firoza - specialist fostering

Altaf and Firoza, specialist fostering

The Dudhas began fostering four years ago when two of their four grown-up children left home. At the time Firoza was looking to return to work and realised after seeing […]

Mark and Paul, short and long term fostering

In April 2016, Mark and Paul began their application process to become foster carers. Since beginning their fostering journey, the couple has housed a number of children requiring urgent care […]

Carole Ann and Simon - respite fostering

Carole Ann and Simon – Respite fostering

Carole Ann Carmichael, 58, and husband Simon, 59, foster with us as respite carers. As a teacher for more than 35 years, Carole Ann has dedicated her career to making a […]

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