Foster Care 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.

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“She is the most beautiful part of my life.”

Sharntel – TACT Foster Carer since 2015 London & the South East I was drawn to the idea of fostering… Read more »

Smiling foster carers, wife and husband in t-shirts

They have different needs, but every child has

Debbie and Glyn – TACT Foster Carer Since 2018 East Midlands TACT foster carers, Debbie and Glyn felt it was… Read more »

It’s about having an open heart

Sandra – TACT Foster Carer Since 2004 East Midlands Sandra was 16 when she started looking after her six-week-old nephew…. Read more »

We are moved by how much they have flourished

Duncan and Doretta – TACT foster carers since 2018 TACT Scotland Doretta, a Service Advisor, and Duncan, a retired Police… Read more »

DNA doesn’t make a family, love does

Gemma and Jenilee – TACT Foster Carers Since 2020 North West Before becoming a foster carer, Gemma was a nutritionist… Read more »

Mark & Fiona have been fostering children for over 20 years.

“The sense of achievement when a child excels”

Mark and Fiona  – TACT Foster Carers Since 2001 Wales My wife, Fiona, and I had two teenage children of… Read more »