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Foster Carers Stephen and Colin
As we recognise and celebrate Pride Month and Essex’s own Pride celebrations on the 25 June, Stephen and Colin from Essex share their experiences of fostering and encourage others, especially those from the LGBTQ+ community, who are looking for a new direction in their life, to think about fostering.
join Will Quince MP, Minister for Children, who is taking part in a Fosterwalk with foster carers in his local area
Please join Will Quince MP, Minister for Children, who is taking part in a Fosterwalk with foster carers in his local area to celebrate the end of Foster Care Fortnight this Friday 20th May and to help raise awareness of fostering.
Sue and Abi
A teenager who credits her foster carers in helping her get to where she is today is encouraging more people to come forward and foster as part of a campaign run by Essex County Council during Foster Care Fortnight from 9th to 20th May.
Foster Carers Derrick and Rachael
A young adult who credits his foster carers in helping him get to where he is today is encouraging more people to come forward and foster as part of a campaign run by Essex County Council during Foster Care Fortnight from 9th to 20th May.
Foster Carers Kathy
A foster carer from Clacton in North Essex is sharing the positive experiences of fostering children and encouraging more people to come forward and foster as part of a campaign run by Essex County Council during Foster Care Fortnight from 9th to 20th May.
Foster Carer Jane
A foster carer from Saffron Waldon in West Essex is sharing the positive experiences of fostering children and is encouraging more people to come forward and foster as part of a campaign run by Essex County Council during Foster Care Fortnight from 9th to 20th May.
Sue and Aby
Foster carer Sue Neale, aged 54, from Maldon in Essex, has shared the emotion she felt on receiving a Mother’s Day card from one of the young people she looked after.
Sue said, “The card took me by surprise because I hadn’t realised how much of an impact I’d had on this young person’s life. This reinforced that what I am doing for my foster children is right and that it can make such a difference to them.”
Stephen and Colin
Essex foster parents Stephen and Colin have highlighted the benefits of fostering and how life changing it has been for them. As well as the opportunity to change a child’s life, fostering offers flexibility so carers can spend more time with their families.
Rachael Daldry
“I have a new direction and purpose in life and I’m playing a part in helping young people. What could be better than that?” – Essex foster carer Rachael reveals how fostering gave her a new start.
Kim Christmas Tree
“Life had suddenly become one where dreams do come true, wishes were granted, and that the world can be a warm and loving place.”

I fostered a little 5 year old girl who had never experienced Christmas before. She knew there was a Father Christmas, but he’d never been to her house before as she was too ‘naughty’. She didn’t really get what it was all about and was a little bemused by it all.

She loved that the elves had come and decorated the house. Her face lit up when she saw everything. We took her to see the houses that had been decorated and she found it ever so magical, her eyes noticing every single detail, every star, every reindeer, every snowman.