Read the stories of everyday foster parents doing inspiring things for their families. From first steps and challenges to bonding and breakthroughs, fostering is always full of surprises...

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Kevin's story

When Kevin first came into my life, he changed me forever, and I like to think I changed him too.

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David's Story

My husband Mike and I currently foster a 17-year-old unaccompanied asylum seeking young person called David.

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Laura's story

Laura came to us straight from hospital as a 2-year-old who was the size of a 3-month old baby due to severe neglect.

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Robert's Story

Robert was placed long-term with Diane following a few successful respite sessions.

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Tim's Story

Tim’s father was a serving member of the Forces and as such, much of his early childhood was spent moving around both England and Germany.

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Mark’s Story

Mark, aged 32 from Bradford, fosters Ben who has ADHD. This is 24 hours in the life of a foster carer.

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Vince's story

I’ve been living with Jennifer and Michael for a few years now and, thanks to them, I’ve learnt how to be a happy, responsible young man.

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Marie and Carol’s story

A lot can happen in a year. Lives can change for the better, almost beyond recognition. That’s what’s happened with Marie and Carol.

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George’s story

When George first came to us, two weeks before his thirteenth birthday, there were visible signs of neglect.

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