After never thinking she would work full-time with children, it was when Angela’s mother passed away 13 years ago that Angela started to investigate fostering further after seeing an advert about it on the TV one night.
She explains: “Unfortunately, I’m unable to have my own children, so when I saw that ad, something just drew me to look into it further.”
Angela continues: “My young person is still with me now, and it’s coming up to 11 years! I have another young person in my care who has been with me for 4 months now, and it looks like that will be long-term too.”
When talking about why she chose FCA Scotland, she said: “FCA Scotland has always been very family orientated; always had family days and I’ve always had a good connection – that’s why I’ve stuck with FCA Scotland for 11 years. Also, the support network, and the training that we get.”
“There is always someone on the end of the phone, whether that be someone in the office or another carer, or another rep, there’s always someone to talk to.”
Meet foster carers Susan and Brian
August 14 2023
Foster carer Susan urges anyone who wants to take up fostering but hasn’t taken the plunge yet to “just do it".
“It’s lovely to see the difference from when they first came to you, to the confident young people they are growing into.”
October 26 2022
Foster carer Linda from North Lanarkshire shares her fostering highlights over the past 18 years, and the support she’s had with FCA Scotland.
“It will have its challenges, but it is the most rewarding job you’ll ever do in your life.”
October 24 2022
Meet Denise, a foster carer from Fife who left a career in education to dedicate the last 13 years to providing looked-after children with a happy, caring, and loving home.
“It’s brilliant to know that you are not alone, there are other people there to help you in this journey that you are on with the children.”
October 21 2022
Meet foster carers, Elaine and Iain from North Lanarkshire, who talk about the importance of using FCA Scotland’s wrap-around team of support.
“I want them to grow into who they want to be not who I tell them to be”
August 15 2022
Foster carer Sue from Glasgow shares her fostering journey over the past eighteen years.