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 a life changing decision for the entire family.
Around 7 years ago Carly and I were at a point in our lives where were deciding what was next for us. Carly has a background in social work and subsequently qualified as a therapist with foster and adoptive families and I have done youth work as well as lots of other volunteering with all kinds of people. To become foster carers ourselves felt like a very natural thing for us to pursue.
At first Capstone were not sure we were right for them as our two children were quite small and they wanted to make sure that it was a good move. After lots of discussion we all decided to go ahead and we have not looked back. Since being approved we have done everything from respite to long term caring. Our children are incredible and accept everyone who comes through our doors without judgment.
At the moment we are fostering a young lady with special needs long term. This is not something we ever thought would happen but we have found as we journey as a family it is amazing what can happen in the fostering life and the difference you can make.