With over seven years’ experience, Christine has looked after 15 children with Barnardo’s.

Always wanting a large family around her, Christine found out that she was only able to have one child of her own, so looked into fostering .

Looking after children in care and bringing some love to their lives has been a highly rewarding and worthwhile experience for her. She says 'if they've come to me with problems, not much education and no love in their life, I like to see the end result where they leave feeling more confident – it is so rewarding to see.'

She loves seeing her foster children grow and develop under her care: 'I get the satisfaction of seeing them develop into young adults,' she says. 'Just watching them grow and develop is fantastic'. She feels well supported in her role: 'The support from Barnardo's is actually the best. The door is always open 24/7.'