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Meet Our Foster Carers

To read more about some of our carers and watch their videos, you can click on the stories below. We’ve got carers across England and everyone is on their own journey. The one thing they all have in common is the difference they make to build brighter futures for the young people they support.

Meet Jenny and Ian

I have always, since I can remember, wanted to be a foster mum, to give children who are not fortunate enough to be able to live with their parents the...

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Meet Jon and Sheena

Jon and Sheena have lived in the Forest of Dean for over 4 years, having moved from Birmingham, leaving behind 2 grown up children who are not married, and had...

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Meet Russell and Vicki Watling

Our fostering journey began 11 years ago when Russell and I made the decision to apply to become foster parents. We knew a lot about fostering as my sister had...

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Meet Debbie Lawal

I was fast approaching my 60th birthday, in full time employment in a highly stressful job, working long hours, but earning a good salary however, I was no longer enjoying...

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Meet Jonathon and Melchi

My name is Jonathan, I am 43 years of age and I live with my wife Melchi who is 38 and my daughter Mayah who is aged 8. For the last...

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Meet Janice

Meet our new carer for Capstone Midlands, we are so pleased to have you on board! Janice say's "I had been thinking about Fostering for some time but always thought...

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Meet Keith and Joy

Fostering is something Keith and Joy had talked about for years as they always felt that they could offer young people, a loving, safe and secure place to live for...

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Meet Kerry and Kevin

Hi we are Kerry and Kevin, we have been together for 17 years and we have two children, George age 19 and Kaitlyn age 11, I have been a backup...

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Meet Lesley

Capstone Foster Carer, Lesley, recently shared her thought on her fostering journey so far. We really appreciate her honest account and we think her story may inspire others who are...

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Meet Gurdip & Harjit

We are Gurdip and Harjit, and here’s our story. We have been together for 26 years. We discussed fostering a few years ago and made some initial enquires. Our daughter...

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Meet Daniella & Alex

My partner Alex and I are currently fostering two girls with Capstone. I had always wanted to foster from an early age and when I met my partner we discussed...

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Meet Debbie & Gareth

Debbie and Gareth’s fostering career was borne of Debbie’s childhood memories and experiences as her parents were employed as ‘house parents’ within a 30 bedded orphanage/children’s home. Debbie had wonderful...

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Meet Eve & Colin

Eve and Colin have been foster carers for over 20 years. They started their fostering career as respite carers with a local authority. After a short break they joined a...

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Meet Mascha & David

‘Why…’? This is what family, friends and work colleagues asked us when we spoke to them about our intention to become foster carers.  Reasons for people to become foster carers...

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Meet Debbie & Rachel

We are Debbie and Rachel. We have been together for 10 years and have always talked about fostering children but we were not in a position to do so. We...

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Meet Christian & Christopher

We are Christian and Christopher (yes that really is our names). We met at work at Leeds Airport about five years ago. We got together not long after that. It was...

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Meet Sally & Chris

I am Sally, married to Chris. We have three grown children of our own and prior to fostering for Capstone we had fostered many years ago for a local authority. I...

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Meet Hermione

Hermione is a birth child of foster carers, and shares her experience of being part of a fostering family. Fostering is a great experience for all ages. We have had different...

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Meet Marcus & Deborah

Our names are Marcus and Deborah and this is our journey in becoming foster carers with Capstone Foster Care. In June 2016 we decided to make the very important decision to...

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Meet Arlene

The dream of early retirement was great at the time. For 44 years I worked for the same company and worked my way up from a Clerical Assistant to Head of...

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Meet Brian and Julian

"In September 2014, whilst on holiday in Cyprus, sitting around the pool, my husband, Julian and I got to discussing fostering. - We had talked about having our own children...

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Meet Clive & Bev

With our own children, all flown the nest we felt an opportunity to work from home caring for others would be a good idea as we both spent the last...

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Meet Kirsty

There were 3 things that motivated us to look into fostering:- 1. As a part time working mum it was difficult juggling child care and always needing to arrange for the children...

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Meet Anne and Stephen

There is nothing to lose by applying to become a foster carer.  There is a lot to be gained if you have an interest in providing care for a child....

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Meet Katie and Jon

My husband and I have talked about fostering for many years. I am a qualified primary school teacher and have enjoyed working with children all my working life and we...

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Meet Abeba and Kiros

Abeba and Kiros are from Dartford and they have been fostering for Capstone since 2009. Before they became foster carers, Abeba was working as a hairdresser and had other part...

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Meet Jo and Ste

Ste and I have always worked with children and young people throughout our careers and our voluntary pursuits. Last year, we decided that fostering could prove to be the next...

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Meet Giane and Graham

Dear all of Capstone, First of all we would like to thank you for all the support, professionalism, and care provided throughout our assessment. It definitely made it easier and gave...

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Meet Kevin and Lisa - and kids Freya and Callum

We're fairly new to fostering, and to summarise our experience, it's been a challenge - but the rewards are very worth it. The last 12 months have been a bit of...

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Meet Maggie

Maggie wanted to make a difference, and she had explored the idea of setting up her own business to become a child minder before finally deciding to become a foster...

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Meet Faruk and Balqees

Fostering had never really crossed the minds of Faruk and Balqees, until one day their son Saqib came home and spoke about it and asked his parents if they would ever...

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Meet Carly and David

When Carly and David decided to foster their children were quite young, that didn't prevent them from making an enquiry and 7 years later they have found fostering to be...

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Meet Pat and Oliver

Once their adult children had flown the nest, Pat and Oliver from Hertfordshire made an enquiry with Capstone to become foster carers. Within a few months they were making a...

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Meet Michelle and Mark

Michelle and Mark have lots of experience in supporting youngsters and it seems they are naturals at fostering. Michelle has worked as a project worker in a hostel for homeless 16 and...

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Meet Meet Phil and Sheila

Phil and Sheila's circumstances are familiar to many foster carers, who have had a busy life raising their children and working. As time moves on and children grow up, the...

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Meet Ben and Shelley

Ben and Shelley live near Leicester. They have 2 children and 5 pets, including a cat, a dog, a hamster and some fish! They have been fostering for about 2...

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Meet Linda

Linda enjoys supporting young parents to look after their children. She's had several young mums in placement, and has supported them to learn life skills to maintain a household and...

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Meet Linda and Martin

We are Linda and Martin Davis, foster parents for approximately 30 years. Fostering is a way of life to us. At one time we were the 'mum and dad' figure...

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Meet Fi and Paul

Let’s make no bones about it, fostering can be emotionally draining and test your resolve to the limit and there will be nights when you go to bed with the...

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Meet Lesley and Dave

As foster carers who don't have children, it’s been a steep learning curve, to understand and support the needs of the child. We’ve also learnt about the care system, working with...

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Meet Mel and Ian

We thought about fostering for some time before taking the plunge but now we consider it to be one of the best decisions that we have made. Whilst it is hard...

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