“Me and my husband, Brian, had spoken about fostering many times in the past but with his job taking him away often and my mother needing a lot of care at that point, it wasn’t the right time. Then, when my mum went into a home, my husband moved job and my youngest son moved out, we knew it was the right time and were excited to start our fostering journey.
Before becoming a foster carer, I worked with social services looking after children who had been badly neglected by their parents. It really opened my eyes to the fact that there were so many people not able to look after their children so I decided that fostering would be my way of making a difference.
Luckily all my friends and family were hugely supportive of our decision to foster. My son and his partner live next door so they are fantastic with helping and look after the children when we need it.