Stories and News
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.
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
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.
Wednesday 30 June 2021
Maria remembers a key fostering moment that made her realise the amazing difference she's made, that makes everything worthwhile.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday 01 October 2020
Anna gives a very honest and inspiring account of what it's like to be the daughter of foster carers!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.”
Thursday 21 March 2019
Linda shares her heart-warming experiences of fostering a sibling group of three teenagers from Angola.
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.
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.