Louise Allen has been fostering for 5 years, she explains why it’s so rewarding:
“When a child in your care has turned a corner it’s the most magical experience. It’s the little things: helping them feel happy to have a bath, watching them sing in the school choir, seeing them have friends round for tea, when they get to choose their own clothes, when they ask you to help them with their homework. You help them feel like any other child, part of the community.

Every child craves to belong and you make them feel ‘normal’ – whatever normal is.”

For more watch our heartwarming video with Louise.

For anyone who is considering fostering this is Louise’s message