Fostering Real stories

Steve and Donna have been fostering for 8 years.

Fostering has its ups and downs but definitely more ups!  The children become part of the family – and that is so rewarding. We always like to make sure the children go to bed joyful and wake up cheerful. We share tears and laughter mostly laughter in our house hold. We put our heart and soul into fostering and the best reward is the children, as they grow up and achieve so much along the way.

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The support we have from Cornwall social services is always first class. We have 24/7 cover and we count them as our extended family, and a big one at that! We can honestly say this is one of our life’s achievements. Our aim is that each child we raise they do their best at school, respect others, and relish life to the full and stay happy.

Catherine has been a foster carer for more than 25 years.

Becoming a foster carer was the best decision I ever made. I cannot imagine my life without the children that I have cared for. I feel so proud to think that I have made a difference to the lives of so many children.  Being a foster carer is the most rewarding thing I have ever done - and I can't see myself ever stopping it!