Type of foster carer: Short-term
Family situation: Single parent of two sons and two adopted daughters
"I became a foster carer because whilst working in a school I met children who needed foster care. It made me realise that the children that needed stable families weren’t somewhere else - they were right here in my community.
"I fostered with a private agency for a while, but something didn't quite feel right. I decided to approach Staffordshire County Council and I haven't looked back!
"I’ve been fostering with Staffordshire County Council for six years now. They treat everyone equally and I felt comfortable with them straight away. The support and training they offer is brilliant. Even though I am a single carer I don't feel alone, someone is always there to support me.
"People say to me 'how can you do it', they think that it's harder than it is. With Staffordshire County Council I am confident that everything my family and the children we foster, need is in place.
"The children are amazing, they learn from us, we learn from them. It’s a mutual thing."
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