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Demelza’s story

Foster Carer, Demelza, supports young people aged 16 to 24 and enjoys the challenges of keeping them motivated to do something constructive, as they transition out of care into supported living. Play to watch Demelza talk about her experience.

Graham’s story

Meet one of our Foster Carers, Graham, who explains how looking after young people from aged five to sixteen keeps him young! Play to watch Graham talk about his journey.

Debbie’s story

“It’s probably one of the most rewarding things you can ever do.”

Foster carer

Nickie’s story

“Fostering has changed our lives, it’s enriched our lives, fostering is an honour and a privilege.”

Foster carer

Sarah’s story

“I would recommend Fostering Devon because they support us, look after us, give us the training we need and they are there for the children.”

Foster carer

Vic’s story

“We found the process very easy from the initial contact, the impact has been very positive for us.”

Foster carer

Sal and Keith’s story

Have you ever considered becoming a child and parent foster carer? Read how Sal and Keith made the transition from mainstream fostering.

Sal and Keith are parent and child foster carers
Foster carer

Fostering teens: Lindsay’s story

As her own children grew up, Lindsay decided to foster older teens, providing a safe, healthy, nurturing environment for vulnerable young people.

Lindsay has been fostering 22 years and started fostering when her daughter was little
Foster carer

Fostering teens: Freya’s story

Freya discovered Fostering Devon and has since spent nearly sixteen years providing a safe, healthy, nurturing environment for vulnerable young people.

Freya has followed in her mum's footsteps and is a foster carer like her mum. Picture shows Freya helping a boy with his computer studies
Foster carer