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Christmas with the Walker* family

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Christmas with the Walker* family

After the year we’ve had, there’s a lot of talk about celebrating a ‘normal’ Christmas this year. But is there really such a thing?

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Christmas with the Maddens* family

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Christmas with the Maddens* family

After the year we’ve had, there’s a lot of talk about celebrating a ‘normal’ Christmas this year. But is there really such a thing?

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'Because you look after me': Julia's story

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'Because you look after me': Julia's story

Julia shares her story of adopting her son when he was five

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A passion for welcome

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A passion for welcome

An adoptive parent shares their story of welcome and hospitality

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Introducing Seth Pinnock

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Introducing Seth Pinnock

There are some things that might not make sense to us in the here and now, but when we look back in retrospect it becomes clear that they were part of something bigger.

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A ready-made community: Sharon and Rich’s story

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A ready-made community: Sharon and Rich’s story

For Sharon and Rich, their church family has been an integral part of providing love, stability and community for their fostered child.

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Brighton Marathon: Verity’s story

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Brighton Marathon: Verity’s story

We caught up with the amazing Verity, who is running the Brighton Marathon for Home for Good.

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A joy like no other

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A joy like no other

Donna shares her family's story of fostering siblings

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Adopting a child with additional needs

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Adopting a child with additional needs

Victoria shares her experience of adopting children with additional needs

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Pushing the door

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Pushing the door

Matt shares his family's story of adoption

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Ruth's story

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Ruth's story

Ruth shares her reflections of fostering in Stoke on Trent

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Brigid's story

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Brigid's story

Brigid shares from her experience fostering teenagers

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Glimmers of Hope

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Glimmers of Hope

Dave shares his family story of welcoming in a teenage foster daughter

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Emergency fostering - Tracy and Wayne's story

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Emergency fostering - Tracy and Wayne's story

Tracy and Wayne share their experience of emergency foster care

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Early permanence - Ruth and Phil's story

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Early permanence - Ruth and Phil's story

Ruth and Phil share their experience of concurrent care fostering.

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Parent and child fostering - a foster carer's story

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Parent and child fostering - a foster carer's story

A foster carer shares her families experience of parent and child fostering.

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Respite fostering - foster carers' stories

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Respite fostering - foster carers' stories

Foster carers share their experience of respite foster care.

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Short break fostering - Rob and Lisa's story

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Short break fostering - Rob and Lisa's story

Rob and Lisa share their experience of short break fostering.

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Long-term fostering - Isobel's story

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Long-term fostering - Isobel's story

Isobel shares her experience of long-term foster care

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Short-term fostering - Wendy and David's story

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Short-term fostering - Wendy and David's story

Wendy and David share their story of being short-term foster carers.

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David's story

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David's story

David shares how fostering has taught him about the Father heart of God

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Three reasons why caring about vulnerable children is important to me

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Three reasons why caring about vulnerable children is important to me

Home for Good champion Bella shares with us three reasons why caring about vulnerable children is important to her.

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I was fostered, so now I foster

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I was fostered, so now I foster

Jenna shares her story of taking the brave step to help other children who need a home.

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Jenna's story

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Jenna's story

I was certain that my future family was to be made up of both biological and adopted children.

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The lessons I’ve learned from fostering

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The lessons I’ve learned from fostering

Pat was a teacher for many years, but becoming a foster carer in her retirement has taught her so much.

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Sarah and Jeremy's story

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Sarah and Jeremy's story

Sarah and Jeremy had their house altered, giving them space to foster.

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Kendra's story

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Kendra's story

Kendra shares her story of being a single foster carer

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Marie's story

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Marie's story

They needed more short-term carers for teenagers, this is where my life would change forever.

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Zara's story

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Zara's story

She made a difference, she went the extra mile, made me feel safe.

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The Curtis' fostering story

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The Curtis' fostering story

Our church, family and friends have caught the vision too. We so appreciate it.

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The Robinson's adoption story

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The Robinson's adoption story

The Robinson's share their journey of adoption

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Harry's adoption story

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Harry's adoption story

We felt so strongly that just as adoption is God's first choice, it should be our first choice too.

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Harry's fostering story

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Harry's fostering story

In the first four weeks of his life Harry had lived in three different houses with three different families.

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A home for good in Kent: Katy's story

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A home for good in Kent: Katy's story

Katy is only three but had known as many families in her short life. Thankfully, she now has her home for good.

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They felt this was her last chance: Coli's story

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They felt this was her last chance: Coli's story

Coli had been waiting for her adoptive family for more than a year when she was featured on ITV's This Morning to raise awareness of children who desperately needed a loving home. Coli's mum, Kate, tells her story.

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‘She has captured their hearts’: Millie’s circle of support

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‘She has captured their hearts’: Millie’s circle of support

When Millie came home for good, she wasn’t just welcomed by her adoptive parents but by siblings, wider family and friends.

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Putting God's love into action: Katie and Stuart's story

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Putting God's love into action: Katie and Stuart's story

Katie and Stuart share how God led them to fostering.

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A sense of awe and wonder: Millie’s story

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A sense of awe and wonder: Millie’s story

Millie was only a few months old when social workers begin seeking her adoptive family. Adoptive mum Rachel shares her story.

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Helping foster children to get what all kids need: Emma's story

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Helping foster children to get what all kids need: Emma's story

Emma shares about how her church is helping her foster children feel accepted, validated and loved.

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A welcome for all: Jen and Paul's story

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A welcome for all: Jen and Paul's story

Jen and Paul share their story and their heart for welcoming teenage refugees into their home.

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My foster family changed my life: Fran's story

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My foster family changed my life: Fran's story

Fran shares her beautiful and inspiring story.

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A wonderful addition to our family: Clare and Mark's story

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A wonderful addition to our family: Clare and Mark's story

Clare and Mark share how they were prompted to respond to God's call as a whole family.

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Fill it with something worthwhile: Sandra and Harry's story

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Fill it with something worthwhile: Sandra and Harry's story

Sandra and Harry share about their realisation that they could be part of the solution.

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Making room: Sarah and Robert's story

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Making room: Sarah and Robert's story

Sarah and Robert share their story of making room for vulnerable children through fostering.

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Finding family in the UK: Kamal's story

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Finding family in the UK: Kamal's story

It took Kamal seven months to reach Calais after he had to leave his home in Sudan at just fourteen years old. After finally arriving in England, Kamal went to live with Laura and her family.

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Holding on for our children: Lisa's story

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Holding on for our children: Lisa's story

Lisa was challenged by our call to care for vulnerable children and went on to adopt siblings.

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Together in a home for good: Meli and Satya's story

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Together in a home for good: Meli and Satya's story

A year ago, sisters Meli and Satya were living apart from each other in separate foster placements - now they are together in their home for good.

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The ordinary extraordinary: Anna's story

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The ordinary extraordinary: Anna's story

Anna used to think fostering was only for 'extraordinary' people, but through Home for Good she came to realise that she could do it too.

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Safe in a good home: Molly's story

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Safe in a good home: Molly's story

Molly was just a few hours old when she was placed with foster carers Lewis and Caroline.

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Kev's story

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Kev's story

Kev shares how his experience of adoption has led him to open his home.

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Mark's story

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Mark's story

Mark shares his story of being a dad through birth, adoption and fostering.

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Fostering a teenage refugee: Zara's story

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Fostering a teenage refugee: Zara's story

Zara shares her story of fostering an unaccompanied Eritrean teenager.

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Responding to the need: Kevin's story

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Responding to the need: Kevin's story

Kevin shares his story of responding to the need for foster carers in his area.

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Why support groups matter and how to make them happen: Melissa’s story

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Why support groups matter and how to make them happen: Melissa’s story

Melissa shares her experience of support groups

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Alex's story

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Alex's story

Alex tells the story of fostering an unaccompanied Syrian boy.

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The Robinson's story

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The Robinson's story

Earl and Rebecca's adoption journey began in the US and finished in the UK.

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The Robinson's church story

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The Robinson's church story

Earl and Rebecca's church tells us about their experience of welcoming their adoptive daughters.

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Caroline's story

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Caroline's story

Caroline and her husband decided to adopt after an Adoption Sunday at their church.

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Yeovil Family Church's story

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Yeovil Family Church's story

Yeovil Family Church has hosted Adoption Sunday for two years, and has seen families choose to foster, adopt and support.

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John and Paula's story

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John and Paula's story

In their late fifties, John and Paula began caring for a mother and her baby.

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Jim and Pam's story

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Jim and Pam's story

After a break from fostering, Jim and Pam decided to give it another go - one placement at a time.

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Jason and Debbie's story

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Jason and Debbie's story

Jason and Debbie reflect on real hospitality and fostering.

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Christine's story

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Christine's story

Despite the heartache, Christine and her family say that fostering is the best decision they've made.

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Ruth's story

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Ruth's story

Ruth and her husband wanted to adopt siblings to make a difference in children’s lives.

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Naomi's story

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Naomi's story

Through her family’s decision to become foster carers, Naomi has gained a brother.

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Carl and Caren's story

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Carl and Caren's story

Carl and Caren can see God working through their whole family through fostering.

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It started with weekends: Ethan's story

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It started with weekends: Ethan's story

Ethan was in short-term foster care waiting for his home for good through long-term fostering. Foster carer Jane shares his story.

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Glimpses of Motherhood: An adoptive mother's story

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Glimpses of Motherhood: An adoptive mother's story

An adoptive mum shares honestly about becoming a mother for the second time, and her heart for her precious adopted daughter.

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Glimpses of Motherhood: Kirsty's Story

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Glimpses of Motherhood: Kirsty's Story

Kirsty writes about the tension of leaving in the 'not yet' of motherhood, and explores how this can shape her 'now'.

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Glimpses of Motherhood: Julie's Story

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Glimpses of Motherhood: Julie's Story

Julie offers emergency and respite foster care as a single carer, and she shares her courageous story of responding to the need that grieves her heart.

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Glimpses of Motherhood: Ruth's Story

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Glimpses of Motherhood: Ruth's Story

Ruth shares her story of being a 'mother to many'.

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Glimpses of Motherhood: Joy's Story

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Glimpses of Motherhood: Joy's Story

Foster carer Joy shares her heart for welcoming children into her family and being the mother they need.

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