Children in Yorkshire need loving foster families. Can you become a foster carer with your council and help local children achieve their ambition?  Take a look at our stories and find out more about what fostering means for children near you.

If you'd like the opportunity to chat with someone about fostering there are information events across the region. To find one near you take a look at our events page.

Asda Glasshoughton drop in and chat session

10th December, 2021

The Fostering Wakefield team will be at Asda Glasshoughton on Friday 10th December from 10am - 2pm. 

Our team will be at their pop-up stall ready to provide you with information on fostering, answer any questions you might have, and provide materials to take away. So come say hello and have a chat with us - regardless of whether you've thought about fostering for a while or if you're just curious as to what fostering is all about - this is the opporutnity to chat to us. 

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Fostering North Yorkshire online drop in and chat

6th December, 2021
North Yorkshire

Have you been thinking about fostering and want to learn more?

Perhaps you have some questions about the process to become a foster carer, or about what fostering might look like for you and your family?


Our Enquiry Workers Dianne and Miranda run regular online drop in and chat sessions where you can join us from the comfort of your own sofa. The sessions are informal and you don’t need to book - just click on the link below at the time of the meeting.


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Leona and Chris foster children with complex needs

Leona and her husband Chris have been fostering children for over eight years alongside their two birth children.

“We always knew we wanted to foster,” Leona explains. “My husband was given up for adoption as a baby and had a really positive experience. We had so much to offer and have both always loved being around children so we thought we’d give it a go.”

Both Leona and Chris’s own children and foster children have special and complex needs.

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Maya wants to be a vet…

She is an incredibly caring little girl who loves playing ‘mummy’ to animals and younger children. Her carers’ two dogs are her ‘babies’.

Maya is much quieter and more serious than her brother Zak and is doing very well at school. She plays the viola and is even learning to speak Polish! Drawing and crafty activities keep her entertained for hours. Many of her pictures are displayed proudly in her carers’ kitchen. She loves playing outside with her friends and we’ve heard she can ‘swim like a fish.’

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