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We get to see a child who is withdrawn, unhappy, with low self esteem change and feel happy and confident

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Foster Care Case Studies

What is it like to be a foster carer? Our Pathway Care foster carers are the best people to tell you about the rewards of a career in fostering.

Debbie & Paul foster carers with Pathway Care You will give and achieve so much from fostering

Debbie Bateman (53) and Paul Martin (57) from Worcester have been foster carers with Pathway Care since 2007. Despite worrying initially about juggling five children of their own and work … read more

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Pathway Care foster carer Jayne Goodwin My favourite part is seeing the kids achieve

Jayne Goodwin, 49, from Wolverhampton has been a foster carer with Pathway Care since 2010. Being a single foster carer wasn’t a barrier for Jayne, who currently has 14 and … read more

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Pathway Care long term fostering foster carers Bob & Jackie Meredith from Stafford Fostering is a brilliant way to give something back

Bob Meredith, 62, is a foster carer from Stafford with his wife Jackie, 58. Ex-police officer Bob has been a foster carer for a number of years, on and off. … read more

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Pathway Care foster carer Alison Gallacher from Coventry There's a lot to be said about offering a child happiness

Alison Gallacher, 47, lives in Coventry and has been a single foster carer for three siblings aged 6, 9 and 11 years old since 2013. She also has two grown … read more

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Pathway Care foster carers Carol & Bob Smith from Northfield in Birmingham You can make such a difference to a child's life

Carole & Bob Smith, live in the Midlands, and are foster carers with Pathway Care. Carole, 69, and Bob, 73, will celebrate their 30th anniversary as foster carers in 2015 … read more

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A photo of Moira, a foster carer You have to involve your whole family in the decision

Moira began fostering 2 years ago and with the backing of her family she hasn’t looked back. The training offered by Pathway Care helps her stay on top of changes … read more

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A photo of William, a foster carer We can make a huge difference to a child's life

William and his wife responded to an advert in the local press and went on to join Pathway Care in 2005. With children coming from such varied backgrounds William is … read more

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A photo of David, a foster carer We've had all the training we could wish for

David and his wife became foster carers in 2008 and have benefitted from great training and support from Pathway Care. Their biggest reward is seeing teenage placements move on to … read more

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A photo of Jane, a foster carer Pathway Care is behind you 100%

Jane is a specialist foster carer working in our Transitional Care scheme, she fosters young people with challenging behaviour and receives great support from the Pathway Care team.

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caroleann cropped The change in him is wonderful to watch

We used to come to Cornwall every year on holiday and, like lots of other holidaymakers we completely fell in love with the place. The lifestyle attracted us, the fresh air, … read more

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