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Fostering Stories

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Antony and Richard, fostering as LGBTQ+ dads

Our carers, Antony and Richard, share their inspiring fostering story to encourage other LGBT+ individuals to consider fostering. Antony and Richard have been fostering with us since 2019 and are […]

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Jo and Russ, fostering vulnerable children

As part of Foster Care Fortnight, our foster carers, Jo and Russ, from the South West of England, share their experiences in the hope it will inspire others to think […]

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Vikki, fostering as an LGBTQ+ carer

To mark LGBT+ Fostering and Adoption Week, which runs from 1st March to 7th March, one of our carers, Vikki, shared her story on her fostering experience as a LGBT+ […]

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Cam and Clare, fostering in lockdown

As part of Foster Care Fortnight, our foster carers, Cam and Clare, from the North of England, who started fostering with us during lockdown, are sharing their experiences in the […]

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Becky and Jon, fostering siblings

As part of Foster Care Fortnight, two of our foster carers, Becky and Jon from the South East of England are sharing their experiences in the hope it will inspire […]

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Kim and Andy, life changing fostering

As part of Foster Care Fortnight, our foster carers, Kim and Andy from the South West of England, share their experiences in the hope it will encourage others to consider […]

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Helen and Trevor, diversity in fostering

Helen, a full-time foster carer who previously worked for a nursing agency, and her husband Trevor, who works as a crisis care coordinator, have provided a safe home for nine […]

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Alex, adopted at birth now fostering

As part of Foster Care Fortnight, one of our foster carers, Alex from the North of England, hopes she can encourage more people to think about fostering. Alex, a former […]

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Linda, fostering over 60 children

In her 11 years as a foster carer, Linda has looked after over 60 children and young people, with 25 of those being young and vulnerable parents and their babies, […]

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Sonya and David, fostering siblings

As part of Foster Care Fortnight, one of our foster carers, Sonya from the East of England, hopes she can encourage more people to think about fostering siblings together to […]

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Tracy and Paul, encourage community to foster

As part of Foster Care Fortnight, a couple who foster, Tracy and Paul from the South West of England, say fostering is one of the best things their family has […]

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Cathy, Solution 28 fostering

Cathy is a single carer who has been fostering full-time for the last 14 years and in that time, she has provided a safe home for over 40 children and […]

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 […]

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Lesley, parent and child fostering

Lesley 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 family unit. Lesley,  […]

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Altaf and Firoza, specialist fostering

Altaf and Firoza 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 […]

Short and long term fostering

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 […]

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