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Being a Foster Carer – My Story

Posted on 16th May 2013 by

With the media spotlight being on fostering and the need for more carers during Foster Care Fortnightâ„¢ we asked Lorimer carers to reflect on their time as a Foster Carer with our agency.

Here is one carers story so far:

Being a Foster Carer – My Story

“Being a Foster Carer is a very rewarding job, knowing that through your own life experiences you have actually been in training to be able to help to support and guide a vulnerable child.

After many years contemplating taking up fostering I am so glad I eventually got round to doing it, my only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner.

Looking after a confused and often angry child effects every emotion you have one way or another, but imagine how it feels when you see a child sleeping peacefully in your home and under your care, and you think ‘wow the nightmares have stopped’ that’s job satisfaction’ with many more ‘wow’ situations to follow with every fear or hurdle that’s overcome and every milestone the child achieves.

A short time in the life of an adult that chooses to foster, can make such a difference to the future of a young child who’s whole life is ahead of them.

While fostering takes over your life, and becomes addictive, it’s very humbling and I myself feel privaliged to have played such an important part in the lives of the children I have looked after, that’s what makes all the sacrifices worth it.”

What beautiful words so cleverly put together to emphasise the great rewards being a Foster Carer gives you…

If you want to know more about becoming a Foster Carer please contact us by phone, leave your details and we will call you back or alternatively submit your full details.





  1. we would like more information on becoming foster parents

    mr mrs riley | 11 years ago | Reply

    1. Thank you very much for showing an interest in becoming a foster carer with our agency. I have sent you an email in response to your enquiry. If for whatever reason you have not yet received this then please contact the office on 08000 38 77 99. Kind Regards

      Zoe | 11 years ago | Reply

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