Everyone at Swiis Foster Care Scotland would like to take this opportunity to say a massive Thank You! to all of our Foster Carers who have taken part in Foster Care Fortnight 2017.

You do the most amazing role and truly transform the lives of looked after young people.

One of our practitioners Ruth, has written about her role, the difference fostering makes and how you, our carers, change lives:

“I have cried, worried, laughed, celebrated and smiled a lot. Why? Because working alongside children and young people can be inspirational, terrifying, but most importantly rewarding. I don’t think it’s possible to have the lives of other people so closely as part of your role and not feel the responsibility – its just not possible.

There is nothing more rewarding than witnessing relationships grow between foster carers and the children and young people matched with them. Seeing and supporting these relationships develop from the start of what can be a scary journey for everyone, is inspirational and refreshes your knowledge that you share the world with some wonderfully caring people.

I continue to be amazed and humbled by the exceptional foster carers who open their homes and hearts to each placement. The children and young people who, through the care, grow and develop, reaching out for this love.

This role has changed my life. It’s restored my faith in humanity and allowed me to meet some amazing foster carers, children and young people.”

For Foster Care Fortnight 2017 we’re celebrating not only how fostering transforms the lives of young people, but also the amazing foster carers who dedicate their lives to helping them.