Our regular blogger Lucy Stevens wrote this poem after being inspired by one of her fostering service's foster carers who she says is doing amazing work
Respite can be extremely positive for children and carers alike but the change in routine and environment can also be disruptive.
A key part of of The Fostering Network's role is to raise the profile of fostering and further the understanding of fostering among the wider society.
Debbie Douglas is a foster carer and the Westminster Government's fostering ambassador. Here she talks about the multiple roles a foster carer takes on - and how proud she is to say that she is a foster carer.
Lydia Bright grew up in a fostering household and is now one of the stars of The Only Way is Essex. Here she shares why she is proud to be part of a fostering family.
Kathleen Toner, director of The Fostering Network in Northern Ireland, what we are doing to celebrate Foster Care Fortnight in Northern Ireland and the future of foster care in the nation
Sean has been fostering with his wife, Marette, for many years in Northern Ireland. Marette has always worked in a childcare environment and from early in their marriage they had agreed that fostering was something they wanted to get involved in.
Shane Goodwin is a divisional manager for our corporate partners – Dreams. He is on a mission to raise as much money as possible for The Fostering Network this year.
Yvonne Kielt is a development worker for the Fostering Achievement scheme in Northern Ireland and in this blog describes how she has seen the positive influence the programme has had.
Hollie is a care leaver from Northern Ireland. in this blog she talks about her experiences of foster care and how it has transformed her life.