For Refugee Week, Debbie, one of our Liverpool foster carers, was on BBC radio Merseyside talking about her experience fostering two unaccompanied asylum-seeking children from Eritrea.
She talks about her decision to get into fostering as well as her foster children’s journey to the UK and the adjustments they had to make once they arrived. Debbie shared some moving insights into fostering refugee children such as when one of her foster children first arrived, she took her to a shoe shop and ‘she measured a size 5 but the shoes she had on were a size 3’.
Debbie has been TACT foster carer for twelve years and her story about providing a loving home for two unaccompanied asylum-seeking teenagers is truly incredible. You can listen to the entire interview below.