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Fostering Stories

"Despite the goodbyes, it’s the best thing I've ever done"

Wednesday 22 September 2021

Paula has been fostering babies for over 16 years. She recently shared her experience and told us why despite the goodbyes, it’s the best thing she’s ever done.

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First day at a new school for a fostered kid

Tuesday 31 August 2021

A foster carer shares a story of a child's first day at a new school, and their insights into ways of helping a child feel less anxious or worried about the 'big day',

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Debbie and Dot's Story - Fostering firsts

Monday 05 July 2021

Deb and Dot reflect on the equal joy and heartache of experiencing 'firsts' both for them and the 3 siblings they foster

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Stephen's Story - Believing in teenagers

Monday 05 July 2021

Steven told us how he feels about fostering teenagers, and why his support and belief means so much to them as at such a crucial age.

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Maria's Story - Seeing the Difference

Wednesday 30 June 2021

Maria remembers a key fostering moment that made her realise the amazing difference she's made, that makes everything worthwhile.

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The Importance of Play

Thursday 17 June 2021

Liverpool foster carer Hayley shares her experiences of using play therapy to help an 8 year old boy explore and express his emotions.

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Why We Care

Thursday 13 May 2021

During Foster Care Fortnight™ (10-21st May) we have been sharing stories, quotes, messages of thanks, and even our best dance moves, to raise awareness and spread the word about the rewards of fostering and our need for more foster carers in Liverpool.

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Fostering Siblings

Wednesday 21 April 2021

Tony and his wife Debbie started fostering in 2017, when their own children were 9, 8 and 6. They currently look after two siblings and a baby, so have lots of experiences to share about fostering siblings and the role of their own children.

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Yeah, but what about your own children?

Monday 12 April 2021

Foster Carer Phil blogs about the role of birth children within a fostering family.

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'Finding My Fur-Ever Friend'

Thursday 01 April 2021

16 year old Katy has lived with her foster carer Debbie for nearly 4 years. Katy shares a beautifully written story about finding Jake, her 'Fur-Ever' friend.

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Phil's Blog - World Book Day

Thursday 04 March 2021

On World Book Day, fostering Phil shares his thoughts about famous book characters and why we identify with them so much. "Until we started fostering, I’d never realised how many of our literary and film heroes don’t live with their Mum and Dad."

Pride Month LGBTQ+ Fostering
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LGBT Fostering

Thursday 25 February 2021

During Pride Month, we share a blog from a same sex fostering couple, as a reminder that all foster children need is to be part of a loving family in a safe and happy home.

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Love makes all the difference

Friday 12 February 2021

On Valentines 2021, we wanted to share some wonderful, heart warming (& breaking!) letters from some of our children and young people to their foster carers and to themselves.

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How one weekend care turned into something very special

Thursday 28 January 2021

Chris and Amanda have been fostering with Liverpool for 7 months, and what started out as a weekend respite care during lockdown has developed into something much more than anyone could have imagined.

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Sister's shine with determination and passion

Thursday 14 January 2021

With the support of their foster carers, sisters Chloe and Jenna have overcome many challenges, and they are now pursuing futures in things they are passionate about.

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Phil's Blog - Fostering and Lockdown

Tuesday 05 January 2021

I wonder what you’ve missed most in ‘Lockdown’? Whatever your situation, I’m sure your life has been limited over the last year. Until that child came to live with us, he had lived in a permanent “lockdown". I know my family made a difference to his life.

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"I was a bit nervous about meeting him"

Wednesday 16 December 2020

Some lovely thoughts from the Mum of a foster carer, who remembers the first Christmas when their foster child came to visit.

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We got our first Christmas all wrong!

Tuesday 15 December 2020

Phil tell's us why they got their first Christmas as a foster family wrong and how now it’s become a tradition to consider the ‘true meaning of Christmas’.

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"You can be their anchor"

Tuesday 01 December 2020

During Donna’s 10 years fostering she has seen children progress and feel more safe, secure and happy because of the routine, consistency and stability she has been able to provide.

Foster Carers Lynn and Saeid
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Lynn and Saeid's Story

Wednesday 25 November 2020

Lynne and Saeid have been fostering for 7 and a half years and during that time they have looked after 16 babies, siblings and teenagers as well as children on an emergency basis.

Care experienced Katlin shares her story with us
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Change a future - Katlin's Story

Tuesday 17 November 2020

When Katlin first went into foster care she felt embarrassed and only told her best friend. Katlin told us how different she feels now, and how being fostered has helped her achieve what she wanted in life.

Caring for Black and Mixed Heritage Children
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Caring for Black and Mixed Heritage Children

Wednesday 14 October 2020

In Black History Month, Foster carer Alison shared with us how she proactively encourages Elle to feel positive and proud of her ethnic and cultural background.

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Outstanding exam results for Ana!

Tuesday 13 October 2020

3 years ago Ana arrived in the U.K. as a 12 year old unaccompanied asylum seeker, with her two sisters.  After finding the perfect foster carer and home with Linda, Ana has passed all her GCSE’s with outstanding results!

Alison speaks to Women's Hour on Radio 4 about being a disabled foster carer
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BBC Radio 4 Women's Hour speaks to Alison

Thursday 08 October 2020

Liverpool Foster Carer, Alison, speaks to BBC Radio 4 Women's Hour about her experiences and fostering achievements as a wheelchair user

Anna and Jamie, daughter and son of foster carers
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Sons and Daughters Month

Thursday 01 October 2020

Anna gives a very honest and inspiring account of what it's like to be the daughter of foster carers!

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Foster carer follows in Mum’s Footsteps

Thursday 24 September 2020

Tony and Vicky thought about fostering for a long time, because of the experiences they had whilst Tony’s Mum was a foster carer. Now they share their own experiences as a new foster family.

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"Our first year as foster carers"

Wednesday 05 August 2020

Vicky and Gary had known that wanted to foster for 10 years and that when they did it would be about finding the right time. 9 months into fostering, Vicky shared her thoughts and experiences with us.

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Change a future - Bianca's Story

Wednesday 13 May 2020

As a 19 year old on the cusp of an exciting future at University, Bianca is now able to pursue her dreams and realise her potential, because of the opportunities being fostered gave to her.

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Fostering During a Pandemic!

Friday 08 May 2020

Becoming foster carers is without a doubt both exciting and nerve wracking under normal circumstances, but when Coronavirus and lockdown arrived, this added a whole other dimension to Tony and Vicky’s new role as foster carers!

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5 top tips from a new foster carer

Tuesday 03 March 2020

These top 5 tips from Vicky, one of our new foster carers, give you an insight into what fostering can be like during the first year.

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"I welcome them all equally with my heart"

Thursday 20 February 2020

When it comes to cultural differences, Amina says to her “Children are children” " All you need is space in your heart and in your home" - Amina.

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Could you give a baby the best start?

Thursday 12 December 2019

Over the last 14 years fostering with Liverpool, Peter and Gaynor have looked after 67 babies, and have found it really rewarding.  Peter told us, “It's something you can put 100% of yourself into, and get 100% and more back.”

Liverpool Children's Christmas Party at St Georges Hall
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2019 Christmas Party

Wednesday 04 December 2019

On the 4th December over 500 Liverpool children and their foster carers attended the impressive St George’s Hall for another evening of festive fun!

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Reflective Fostering with NSPCC

Tuesday 24 September 2019

Liverpool City Council Fostering Service are the first in the North West to offer a 'Reflective Fostering' course, in partnership with NSPCC.

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From MADLUG with Love

Tuesday 25 June 2019

1000 bags were donated for children in care from MADLUG. We'll be delighted to distribute the bags with their powerful, positive message 'You are incredible'

Foster Carers Linda and Alison
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Foster carers lead recruitment drive

Thursday 21 March 2019

On Thursday 28th March, a special round-table conference with partners and stakeholders such as children’s organisations including the NSPCC, is being held at the Town Hall.

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Linda’s story

Thursday 21 March 2019

Linda shares her heart-warming experiences of fostering a sibling group of three teenagers from Angola.

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Alison's story

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Alison’s inspirational story shows us that disabled foster carers have huge potential, and that the most important thing about being a good foster carer and achieving success, is the love and support you can offer to a child.

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Phil’s story

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Phil is married with two birth children and has been fostering since 2010. With his wife, he's fostered some respite and short term placements, but all his current foster children have been with them for over two years.

Liverpool Children's Christmas Party
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Liverpool children’s Christmas party

Monday 03 December 2018

On the 28th November, around 600 Liverpool children and young people and their foster carers attended the impressive St George’s Hall for an evening of festive fun!

Liverpool Giants
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Foster children dream big for Giants

Tuesday 02 October 2018

Dozens of looked-after young people from Liverpool and their carers will be having a picnic with the Giants on Friday 5 October - on specially created blankets adorned with their hopes and aspirations for the future.