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November 29 2021 12:00
“He said to me that we were like his foster grandparents"
Respite foster carer, Karen, talks about how she and her husband became respite foster parents for Orange Grove.
June 3 2020 12:00
Welcoming our first foster child into our home
Michelle and Andy have had their own child fly the nest already, and now at the age of 48 and 51, the couple share their journey of welcoming their new foster children into their home.
March 4 2020 12:00
“I have everything I need with Jackie”
Olivia* was just 10 years old when she came to live with her foster parent, Jackie. Today, Olivia reflects on her emotional journey living in foster care.
December 6 2019 12:00
“It’s important to think about fostering when you’re younger”
Alarna and Jermayne, 26-year-olds want to encourage other young people to start their fostering journey sooner rather than later.
November 18 2019 12:00
“Fostering has had such a positive impact on my life”
Lynette has cared for 34 children in 7 and a half years. Today, she shares her experience as a foster parent.
November 8 2019 12:00
“Never give up, you can make a difference”
Lindsey and Scott had always dreamed of becoming foster parents. However, it wasn't until the sad passing of Lindsey's mother that the couple decided to take their first step.
October 31 2019 12:00
“I began to see an amazing change in him”
After some turbulent teenage years, Alison turned her life around and now uses her experience to help vulnerable young people as a foster parent.
October 11 2019 12:00
“Being in care was the best thing that ever happened to me”
Zacc was first placed in foster care with Ruth and Suso over 15 years ago, when he was only four and a half years old, and has gone on to achieve some extraordinary things.
September 2 2019 12:00
”Fostering changed our lives for the better!”
Jim and Jeanette have always wanted children of their own. Fostering gave them so much more than what they expected; it changed their lives forever.
August 19 2019 12:00
“Fostering has given us a new purpose.”
Alan and Annemarie decided to embark on a journey into fostering after having been surrounded by children their whole lives
May 17 2019 12:00
“I knew that I had the time and energy to help young people on the right path in life”
Nat was inspired to start her fostering journey after working with children in a special needs school and seeing the extraordinary work of foster carers.
May 3 2019 12:00
“When a child allows you to hold their hand or give you a hug – you can’t beat it”
Teresa shares how her challenging teenage years have helped her to relate to the children she’s cared for.
April 5 2019 12:00
“Fostering has had a positive impact on our family life”
Fiona and her husband Jonathon share how they’ve been able to give children they’ve cared for, a better start in life.
October 9 2018 12:00
“We wanted to make a difference to children and young people in our home”
After fostering for just over a year, Chantelle and her partner Sophie already feel settled into their new role as foster carers.
June 20 2018 12:00
“If you're LGBTQ and interested in fostering, we can’t recommend it enough"
Same-sex couple, James and Simon, share their experience becoming foster parents and the support they've received from Orange Grove.
May 16 2018 12:00
“We love him like he’s one of our own”
Suso shares how he’s fostered over 40 children in 20 years, despite losing his wife nearly 10 years ago.
May 15 2018 12:00
“It’s these small things that make you realise that everything you are doing as a family is completely worthwhile”
Kenya shares what’s it’s like being part of a family who fosters and having four more brothers and sisters.
May 14 2018 12:00
“The lives of my own children have been so enriched by this whole experience”
Brigitte shares the positive influence fostering a group of four siblings has had on her own children and the great bond they share.