Christine, who has one child of her own, has fostered 15 children with Barnardo’s over the past seven years. When she met her partner she discovered they both wanted to foster.
Fostering since 2014, Yvonne and Amanda tell us their experience with Barnardo’s has been “second to none” and advise other LGBT people to “just go for it”.
Ashley tells us about her experience as a foster child and how “after a couple of weeks, she felt like one of the family”.
25 years ago, after her children grew up, Ruby decided to foster - she’s been transforming young lives ever since.
Fostering for 13 years, Avril and Brian have had their share of ups and downs but advise others "not to give up on children... they have been through a lot".
With over 25 years’ experience looking after children in care, Ruby shares her advice about what makes a placement successful.
Fostering since 2014, Yvonne and Amanda tell us the best thing about fostering is "seeing a young person grow and develop - it makes the hairs at the back of neck stand up".