My parents started fostering 15 years ago and I was inspired by their dedication to fostering. It was amazing to witness the positive outcomes for all the children and young people in my parents’ care so I followed their fostering journey, but I never imagined I would one day follow in their footsteps by becoming a foster carer myself!
I worked in a residential care home for young people for nearly 10 years before I decided it was time for a change, I started thinking about becoming a foster carer but as a single 36 year old male I was unsure whether I would be accepted as a suitable foster carer.
I searched online for more information and I soon came across the Swiis fostering website.
After filling out the short enquiry form, I was promptly contacted by Swiis who were extremely helpful, and my fostering journey began.
I am now 39 and I am so happy I chose to become a foster carer with Swiis.
Along with the training I receive, I have been able to use my experiences and skills to really support the young people in my care, to help them to feel settled and secure, to support them to achieve in education and to help them learn the life skills in preparation for independent living.
Fostering is without a doubt, the most rewarding work I have ever done.