You can read about what brought our carers into fostering and how they have found the experience in their case studies.
A regular parent helper at her sons’ primary school, Angie saw for herself the difference foster care had made to the life of that young person. She was encouraged by her son’s headteacher to attend an open evening.
Shell decided to try foster carer after becoming disillusioned with her career in finance working for a high street bank. She sought greater fulfilment and wanted to use her nurturing skills to help a young person.
Andy and his partner, Caroline are foster carers with Carolina House Trust and live with two young people aged 15 and 19, along with their 20-year old son and daughters, aged 15 and 12. Andy felt he was missing out on time with his young family by working constant night shifts as a taxi driver.
Cindy and her husband, David, live with two young people. Cindy and David joined us in 2021 after Cindy decided it was time to move on from her successful career as a registered childminder and pursue her long-held ambition to offer a nurturing home to young people. She documented her week for the Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce ‘In your shoes’ blog.