What difference can fostering make to a teenager’s life?
My name is Robyn.
I like writing stories, swimming, drawing random stuff, playing video games and playing the guitar.
When I first came into care I was scared.
It was an emergency placement, so I was thrust into a new environment very quickly.
But, I have met lots of nice people while in the system.
When I met Amanda and Steve it was a breath of fresh air.
I had been in a bad place with bad people, but Amanda and Steve were just so nice and relaxed, they loved joking about and were just really chilled.
They’ve made me part of the family by always including me in the big stuff.
When they go out I go with them and it’s always enjoyable.
They’ve supported me through a lot.
They’ve helped a ton with my anxiety and always support me to improve my confidence in myself and in how I present myself to others.
With school they always try to make sure I get good grades, like finding me a maths tutor or looking for writing workshops.
One of my biggest dreams is to become an author.
To have one of my stories on the bookshelf would mean everything to me. With the support I get with my schoolwork or Amanda and Steve helping me with my stories, it might just happen.
Without my foster carers I don’t know where I would be, but I know I wouldn’t have such amazing support or the opportunities I have.
If you could make a difference to a child or young person’s life and become a foster carer, please get in touch….
Fostering young people may suit your lifestyle better than fostering younger children.
Find out what it’s like fostering teenagers here in this short video: