True stories

Watch true stories about fostering and hear how families in Nottinghamshire are giving something back by making a difference to the lives of children and young people in their care.

Nottinghamshire child tells of her life with a foster family

I have been in foster care nearly four years now and before me and my sisters came into foster care we had nothing to look forward to. Children come into foster care for different reasons; my sisters and I came into care because of neglect. My new family are wonderful and our perfect pets are delightful. This poem is dedicated to their tonnes of affection and how much I care for them.

Fostering poem - Love me

View the poem [PDF]

Laura and Stephen

Hear from newly-approved Nottinghamshire foster carers Laura and Stephen, who paid tribute to their late son who inspired them to take up fostering.

Scott and Alison

Watch Scott and Alison discuss how part-time fostering fits in with family life.

Clare and Alan

Watch Clare and Alan talk about their experience of being foster carers.

Rob and Bev

Watch Rob and Bev talk about their experience of being foster carers for 18 years.

Caren - foster family helps teenager achieve sporting success


Read John's story about transferring from an independent agency.

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