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  • Steve and Julie's story

    Foster parents Steve and Julie from Dumfries and Galloway have welcomed four brothers into their family, and are encouraging other people to consider fostering sibling groups to give brothers and sisters in care the opportunity to grow up together.

  • Emma and Derek's story

    Emma, 42, and her husband Derek, 51, have been short break foster carers for Barnardo’s for the past four years. The couple have two daughters, who are both in their 20s, and live in Tyne and Wear, and have written about their experiences for us.

  • Julie's story

    Julie is a foster carer for siblings, and writes about her experiences. 

  • Andy and Caroline's story

    Foster carer Andy writes about his experiences looking after foster children, which he does with his wife Caroline in Kent. 

  • Shirley and Trevor's story

    A trip to her local shopping centre proved life changing for Shirley Blair and her husband Trevor after she picked up a Barnardo’s information leaflet about fostering.

  • Bridget's story

    For Bridget Davies, the secret to being a successful foster carer is never losing the sense of fun and wonder of being a child. 

  • Trishun and Matt's story

    Trishun and Matt have been Barnardo’s foster carers since 2020, and have so far fostered five children on short term emergency placements. This is their story.

  • Lola's story

    Lola talks about her experience receiving support from BOLOH.

  • Mags story

    Mags lives with her 22 year old and 19 year old sons, Dino and Diamond and talks about her experience getting support from the BOLOH helpline.

  • Carly's story

    Carly talks about her experience as a foster carer after working as a probation officer for 16 years.