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Children in the North West and Yorkshire need loving foster families. Can you become a foster carer with your local authority and help local children achieve their ambition?  Take a look at our stories and find out more about what fostering means for children near you.

If you'd like the opportunity to chat with someone about fostering there are information events across the region. To find one near you take a look at our events page.

Fostering open evening

6th August, 2019
Stockport

18:00 - 20:00

Open evening to give you the opportunity to find out more about becoming a foster carer for Stockport Council. Come along and meet local foster carers and hear their experiences of fostering here in Stockport.  The open evening starts at 6pm and there is free parking at the Town Hall.

We are looking forward to meeting people who would consider fostering sibling groups, older children and children with disabilities and can offer short term, respite or long term fostering placements to our local children.

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Fostering drop in information session.

5th June, 2019
Wigan

6pm-7pm

Do you have experience of caring for or working with children? Do you have a caring nature and the commitment to provide a stable, loving home for our children in care?

Make this a year to remember and make a difference to a child’s life by fostering for us.

Come along to one of our drop-in sessions to find out more, there's no need to book. Our friendly staff will talk you through the process, foster carers will be on hand to share their experiences and some of our children in care will be there to talk about their journey.

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Karen fosters teenage girls

Karen and her husband have been fostering for 12 years and in that time have cared for over 70 children of varying ages and backgrounds.

‘We were originally thinking of adoption, then decided to try fostering first and never stopped,” explains Karen. “We enjoy it so much, especially the variety – every child is different with different problems and needs.”

Karen and her husband are currently fostering three teenage girls, including 17-year-old Amy, who has been living with them for three and a half years.

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Lauren's Career Change to Fostering

Lauren from Rochdale had a successful career working in family law representing parents whose children were in care. It was because of this experience that she decided to make the change to become a full-time foster carer.

“It’s the best thing I’ve ever done,” she says. “I can truly say that fostering is my vocation in life.

“I was working at a solicitors and I would attend meetings to hear all about these plans for the children and just thought, ‘that’s what I want to do, I want to help children’.

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