know 1

A letter to my foster carer: Thank you

A real letter written by one of our young people in care to her foster carer. 

Dear Foster Carer, 

You are the only person who I have ever had a great connection and relationship with.

You understand me and are there for me no matter what. I have never managed to stay at a foster placement this long, you make me happy and content whilst living with you. You have not once given up on me whereas everyone in the past has.  

You have helped me succeed and complete my first year at college and helped me start my dream career as a hairdresser. You are not just a carer to me and my son J, you are like a mum to me and a gran to J. 

Your family have taken me in and treat me like their own, I love your daughter and your daughter in law, J practically dances and has a big smile on his face every time they come to the house. J and I love the whole family like they were our own biological family. 

I did not have a real family before I moved in with you, you have been an amazing support system for me and J and have taught me what a mother should teach her child. You have taught me how it feels to be loved and cared for, and you have also taught me not only how to show my feelings but how to recognise and talk about them.

Most importantly, you have taught me how to be a mother to my beautiful boy J.

Your Faithfully,


*A real letter written by a young person in care to her foster carer – names have been to protect the identity of the young person.

you may also be interested in


9th April, 2024

Eid Mubarak from Capstone Foster Care


13th December, 2023

Christmas Traditions Brought by Foster Children


4th December, 2023

Language in Care, Let’s Change the Narrative.

Ways to

Start the conversation today. Our team of friendly advisors are on hand to answer any foster care questions you may have. We can offer you honest and practical advice that can help you decide if becoming a foster carer is the right path for you. 

Request a
call back

Contact us by completing our online form and one of our fostering advisors will respond to your enquiry within 24 hours.

Call us

Contact us by phone and one of our friendly fostering experts will be on hand for any foster care advice and support you require.

Download a Brochure

Download our helpful guide to becoming a foster carer with Capstone Foster Care.