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Young person’s thoughts on her foster carer

12th October 2022

Fifteen year old Hannah* has lived in long term foster care for 7 years. She penned some thoughts on the difference her foster carer has made to her life as she returns to live with her birth mum.

There I sat alone and afraid

You got a call and came straight to my aid

You bundled me up with a blanket and love,

When I needed it the most, you gave me a hug.


I learnt that the world was not all scary and cold

That someone is there to care and hold

I’ve had so much fun these past 7 years

Even through the bumps and the tears.


You saw me grow and you saw me struggle

But you would always fix it with a bit of a snuggle.

You saw the person I was meant to become

As I start a new chapter alongside my mum.

– Hannah*, 15

“You changed my life in ways I didn’t even think was possible. Thank you for treating me like a daughter. I’ll never forget the memories we’ve made together and you’ll always be a big part of my life.”

*name changed