Stories and advice from our foster carers and Action for Children staff
Meg didn't believe that she'd ever find her forever home until she met Sue and Derrick. Read on to learn about her incredible journey through foster care to independence
Meg didn't believe that she'd ever find her forever home until she met Sue and Derrick. Read on to learn about her incredible journey through care to independence
Fostering in the first year: Katie and Seamus story
Meet Katie and Seamus who recently marked their first year as foster carers. They reflect on the fostering assessment and what they've learned so far.
Why we need more local families to support local children in Manchester and Liverpool.
Why foster in Manchester and Liverpool
"Fostering has given me a chance to be a big brother": Daniel's story
My family fosters: Ben shares what being part of a fostering family is like for him.
How fostering can bring families closer together
October is Families Who Foster Month. To mark this year’s theme, #CloserTogether, we spoke to our families and asked how fostering has helped bring them closer
Fostering with Action for Children in five steps
Becoming a foster may feel like you’re taking a huge leap into the unknown, but there are so many steps in between - we promise. We’ve broken down the fostering process into five easy-to-read steps, so you know what to expect
Retiring early led me to foster
For 25 years, Clara* channeled her energy into social work. She made a radical decision that led her to a new vocation supporting the UK’s most vulnerable children
The ‘learning process’: How the fostering assessment in Northern Ireland works
With a 6% increase in the number of children in care in Northern Ireland, there's an urgent need for more foster carers. Find out about Action for Children's robust fostering assessment, and what support is available.
Fostering teenagers, what's it really like?
Mandy* was no stranger to the challenges teenagers in care face. After years of working in the social sector, she stepped up to foster and Raine* became part of her life
Our fostering communities: Wessex youth group
To celebrate Foster Care Fortnight 2022, Action for Children shine a light on their fostering youth club in Wessex
Fostering babies and their parents: Ann and Paul's story
The demand for parent and child fostering assessments is on the rise. Ann is a foster carer and tells us why it's a great thing to do
Helping children who are fostered develop a strong sense of identity: Shopna's story
Shopna is fostering a child from Afghanistan, she talks about how her role as a foster carer helps to build her young person s sense of identity and confidence
Fostering fears: What happens when a child goes missing from care?
If you’ve thought about fostering, you’ve most likely worried about how you'd handle this situation. Action for Children foster carer, Galina, has supported many teenagers by fostering. Learn from her what steps you should take.
Why foster with a not-for-profit charity?
With so many foster agencies out there, what makes each agency different? Find out more about the different type of fostering agencies, and how the system works.
Fostering at Christmastime: Mo’s experience
Mo currently fosters a thirteen-year-old girl who has been with her for two years. She can’t imagine life without her. "We want to show her that Christmas can be fun. She may not be able to be with her family, but she can be part of ours”
Fostering fears: The day I told my foster child his mum passed away
In solidarity with National Grief Awareness Week, foster carer Sally, reflects on her experience of sharing possibly the most difficult news for any child to receive: the death of a parent.
Faith, family and fostering: Colin and Marie's story
Marie and Colin are foster carers with Action for Children. Read how their church congregation has supported them on their fostering journey.
Learn what to expect from being part of the wonderful world of fostering and working.
Learn what to expect from being part of the wonderful world of fostering and working
Fostering as a single mum: Zena's story
Zena is a mum to two boys. When they were 12 and 13 years old, Zena begun fostering through her local authority.