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Meet Some of Our Foster Carers

Foster carers and their families are all different, but they do have some similarities. They all want to make a difference to a child who needs help. They offer support and are prepared to invest in the children placed with them. They are advocates for the children they care for whilst providing a nurturing, warm family environment. Find out more about fostering from some of our carers:

Mary’s Story

Mary is a very capable woman who is passionate about fostering. As an FFI foster carer, Mary devotes her life to caring for some of society’s most troubled youngsters and she thrives on the work she does.

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Deirdre and Willie’s Story

Deirdre, her husband Willie and their three children have been fostering with FFI since 2007. During this time they have cared for 15 children and young people.

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Jackie and Magnus’ Story

Jackie and her husband Magnus have been fostering with us since 2007. Jackie explains how fostering has given her a new outlook on life.

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Martina and John’s Story

In 2007, our FFI link social worker brought us details about a 12 year old boy named Derek. He wasn’t going to school, he was drinking and abusing solvents, had recently been diagnosed with ADHD and was refusing to take his medication.

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Sarah and John’s Story

Sarah and John have been foster carers with FFI for almost 6 years. They live in the South East and are dry stock farmers. The couple are in their 50s and have five adult children and two foster children. Sarah and John applied to foster when Sarah retired from working fulltime outside of the family […]

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Gerry and Josie’s Story

Gerry and Josie have been fostering with FFI since 2013 and currently care for a sibling group. In the video below the carers talk about the assessment process, the supports offered by FFI and also the differences that the children in their care have made to their lives.   If you think you could make […]

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