Fostering Stories

Read about the experiences of our foster carers

Patricia's Story

Foster carers are at the heart of East Renfrewshire's services for children and young people.

Whether giving comfort to others or expanding a family, each person or couple has their reasons for looking after others.

Here, you can read the stories of six carers who have given homes to young people in East Renfrewshire over many years.

If any of their stories inspire you to find out more about our services, please do not hestitate to get in touch.

Andrea and Calum
Ann Marie foster carer

Andrea, Angus and Calum's Story

 Ann Marie's story
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Lynda's Story

Kim's Story

 Lynda and Andy's Story

Patricia's Story


Peter and Irene's Story

Patricia's Story

 Peter and Irene's Story


  • These case studies are taken from an exhibition that was commissioned in spring 2023 to raise the profile of fostering in East Renfrewshire and attract new carers to the service. Anyone interested in fostering can contact



Last modified on 11 August 2023