Inspiring foster carers

Debbie’s story

“It’s probably one of the most rewarding things you can ever do.” Hear more from Debbie here:  

Kim’s story

“The small steps are the big steps for these children, and knowing that you’ve been a tiny part of making that happen, makes me smile.” Hear more from Kim here.

Paul’s story

“We wanted to help local children. We feel like we’ve made a difference to them, and helped them along their way.” Hear more from Paul here.  

Rosie and Mark’s story

Rosie and Mark are mainstream foster carers. They have been married for 31 years and decided to become foster carers 15 years ago when Mark lost his job as a butchery manager.  Rosie had been a professional nanny and childminder … Continue reading

Hannah’s story

Hannah has been a Devon foster carer for almost two years, she has looked after siblings on a short-term emergency placement, an unaccompanied asylum-seeking child (UASC) and other children who have since returned to their parents. She currently has two … Continue reading

Life as a DYPAS foster carer: Freya

Freya Williams followed in her own mother’s footsteps – she was a carer when Freya herself was only 12. Freya initially took on a role caring for children with disabilities before moving to foster caring for young people. After initially … Continue reading

Life as a DYPAS foster carer: Lindsay

Lindsay King became a Foster Carer when her own daughter was small, she has been fostering now for over 22 years. As her own children grew up, Lindsay decided to become a DYPAS (Devon Young People’s Accommodation Service) Carer which … Continue reading

Life as a mainstream foster carer

Simon Davies and his wife are ‘mainstream’ carers from Devon. They have been fostering children for six years. Simon and his wife decided to foster younger children because it suited the dynamics of their family (they felt it best to … Continue reading

Sarah and John’s story

Sarah and John* have been fostering for us for about 2 ½ years. They have three children of their own, two living at home and one who lives locally. They first became interested in fostering some years ago when Sarah … Continue reading

Why do they foster?

We asked some of Fostering Devon’s foster carers why they chose a career in fostering. Hear what Lisa, June, Carol and Jenny enjoy most about being a Fostering Devon foster carer. Continue reading