To mark our 20-year anniversary, we asked some of our foster carers to share their fostering journey with FCA Scotland, reflecting on all the children and young people’s lives they’ve helped transform.
Meet Denise from Fife, who has been fostering for 13 years, after working in the childcare setting in education for over two decades.
Denise explains: “After seeing children from all walks of life, I just thought I could do something better than to just educate these children; I can give them a happy, caring, and loving home.”
Discussing the impact of fostering on her own family, she said: “My two own children see my foster boys as their family, they don’t see him as a looked-after child, they see him as their brother”.
Talking about the support from FCA Scotland, Denise said: “With FCA Scotland, you can guarantee no matter what you are going through, you can pick up the phone and speak to them about it and they will be there - it’s having that network around you that’s supportive.”
Lastly, when asked what advice she would give to someone who is thinking about fostering, she replied: “It’s not an easy job to do, it will have its challenges, but it is the most rewarding job you’ll ever do in your life. Being able to stand up and say in the last 13 years what we’ve achieved, and what we’ve given our two boys, that’s what makes fostering worthwhile.”
If you've been thinking about fostering, then speak to one of our friendly advisors today and discover what it's like to foster with FCA Scotland.
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’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.
“FCA Scotland has always been very family orientated, there is always someone at the end of the phone”
October 19 2022
Meet Angela, a long-term foster carer who shares her fostering journey, and why she’s fostered with FCA Scotland for over 10 years.
“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.