Why we chose to become foster carers

There is no 'typical' or 'standard' foster carer - each fostering household is unique and valuable.  Just as there is diversity in our children in care, our foster carers need to come from a variety of backgrounds and have different life experiences, skills and qualities to help meet the needs of our children and young people who are unable to live at home.  Here are just a handful of their fostering stories:

Sue and Brian's Fostering Story

Almondsbury based carers, Sue and Brian, have only one regret about their fostering career – they wish they’d started it earlier.  They originally thought age might be a barrier for them, but realised that life experience was valued – they’ve now looked after 12 children and have enjoyed every minute of it.

Read their story

Deborah's Fostering Story

Deborah (46) from Kingswood, signed up to be a foster carer with South Gloucestershire Council 3 years ago.   Deborah talks about what made her decide to become a foster carer.

Read Deborah's story

What inspired me to foster?

Alison has been fostering since 2010 and explains why she was inspired to become a foster carer.

Read Alison's story

My Fostering Experience

My name is Gill, I'm 63 years old, and have fostered with South Gloucestershire Council for 33 years.

Read my fostering story