Carer stories

We understand that  there is no one better to tell you about fostering than real-life foster carers themselves. We have over 500 foster carers across England, Scotland and Wales and here are just a handful of their fostering stories.

“Being a foster carer has given me more confidence, and taught me I’m a much stronger person than I thought I was”

Dawn – TACT Foster Carer since 2017 North East I’d wanted to foster children and young people for years, but… Read more »

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“We began fostering aged just 22.”

Sally-Ann and Ryan – TACT Foster Carers since 2017 West Midlands I was first introduced to fostering at the age… Read more »

“We’ve helped unaccompanied asylum seekers grow into confident young people with sustainable futures.”

Paul and Jennifer – TACT Foster Carers since 2012 East Midlands Five and a half years ago, at the age… Read more »

“I’ve seen so many examples of how the fostering system can improve children’s lives.”

Emma and Alex – TACT Foster Carers since 2017 West Midlands My wife Emma and I became foster carers six… Read more »

Children with Disability in Foster Care

“It’s incredibly rewarding watching their personalities develop over time.”

Faith – TACT Peterborough Retained Link Carer I was keen to provide support to other children and their families after… Read more »

“Being able to give new experiences to children with disabilities gives me great joy”

Sarah – TACT Peterborough Retained Link Carer Caring for children with special needs has always been something I’ve loved doing…. Read more »

“Fostering had made our own children more resilient and accepting of others.”

Rebecca and Gareth – TACT Foster Carers since 2014 Wales Seven years ago, despite only being in our 20’s with… Read more »