I believed I could: Christine's story

In this heart-warming video, Christine explains her journey and more about the process of becoming a foster carer with Barnardo’s.

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 giving them some love in their life has been a long-term dream for Christine, who says “If [children] have 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”.

Having 24/7 support and on-going training with Barnardo’s, as well as a network of other foster carers to turn to for advice, has made a big difference and has helped Christine through all of her placements.  

When you take a child into your family, we’ll take you into ours. By choosing to become a foster carer with Barnardo’s you can make a huge difference to a child's life - and yours.