Linda, who is a short-break carer for FCA Scotland, made the transition to foster after doing childminding and working around her son.
She explains: “Fostering was something I could do whilst working from home. I thought I’d give it a try all those years ago, and fast forward to today and I’m still doing it!”
She continues: “I can see a big change in me for the better. I’m more tolerant and patient. In all the years I’ve been fostering, I’ve never known an agency so helpful, kind, and thoughtful. The people are lovely and that’s what makes the job.”
Something that’s so rewarding is the young people want to come back, they want to come back to see you for a holiday. It’s amazing seeing them with their carers thriving and loving their forever home environment. It’s lovely to see the difference from when they first came to you, to the confident young people they are growing into.”
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 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.
“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.