IT’S ALL ABOUT MAKING MEMORIES

The best way to learn what it’s all about is to hear from the people who have experienced it. There are so many wonderful stories about children simply being able to be children again.

Arlene

Arlene

Arlene's family began fostering children when she was 9 years old. Here she tell us what it was like growing up and sharing her home
and parents with a range of
foster children. She talks about reunions and how the experience has influenced her own plans for the future.

Arlene
Margo

Margo

Margo and her husband Billy are supported carers with North Lanarkshire Council. This means that
they provide accommodation and support for young people aged 16 and over who are leaving care. Here she tells us a bit more about what that involves and how it fits in with the rest of her life.

Margo
Wilma-&-steven

Wilma & Stephen

Wilma and Steven adopted 2 girls a number of years ago. Here they tell us what led them to consider adoption, what the process was like and how it felt to meet their daughters for the first time. They also talk about their decision to adopt both girls rather than a single child.

Wilma & Stephen
Debbie

Debbie

Debbie is an experienced foster carer with North Lanarkshire Council.
Over the years she has been involved with various types of care. Here she talks about her experience of temporary fostering. She tells us about the highs and lows and what keeps her going.

Debbie
Mary-&-Tom

Tom & Mary

Tom and Mary are experienced carers with North Lanarkshire Council and have been involved in provided every type of care to many children over the years. Here they tell us about their journey. They talk about the highs and lows and why they love what they do.

Tom & Mary
Rachel

Rachel

Rachel went into care when she was 5 years old. Here she tells us what she remembers about the experience. She tells us all about meeting her permanent foster carers and how she felt on learning that they would provide her and her sister with a 'forever home'.

Rachel