Who are Foster Carers?

From school teachers in rural Devon and lorry drivers in Bolton to retired couples in York and single parents in Cardiff, our foster carers come from all walks of life. One thing they all have in common is a desire to make a difference to a child’s life. We may be biased, but we think our Swiis foster carers are pretty inspirational people.

Janet and Brian’s Story

“I decided that fostering would be my way of making a difference.”
Janet and Brian decided the time was right to start fostering in 2010 and, with the support of Swiis plus their friends and family, they have never looked back.

Read Janet and Brian’s story

Michael and Annie

“Seeing how safe and happy they all feel in our home is fantastic.” Michael witnessed first-hand the incredible difference foster care can make to a child when his mother fostered throughout his childhood and he wanted to continue her good work.

Read Michael and Annie’s story

Al and Hummerah

“Obviously keeping them warm, safe and well fed is important but it’s so much more than that.” Al and Hummererah decided an early retirement would be the perfect opportunity to welcome children into their home.

Read Al and Hummerah’s story

Diane and Jim

“Giving the children that security and making them feel safe brings such a warm feeling.” After years working in a retail job, Diane decided it was time for a career where she could really make a difference.

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Jaqui and Andrew

“It gives us a sense of achievement to have impacted their lives in such a positive way.” After supporting a friend who fostered, Jacqui had a real sense that she had found her calling and only wished she started her fostering career earlier.

Read Jaqui and Andrew’s story

Fiona and Alistair

“He always makes us Christmas cards and decorations for the tree which we cherish.” Fiona shares some of her stand-out experiences from her fostering career so far.

Read Fiona and Alistair’s story