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Barnardo’s foster carer


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Sue Haynes is a Barnardo’s foster carer:

“When my own children were grown up I missed them, I saw a Barnardo’s advert and thought, ‘I can do this’.

Foster care is a very positive experience, yes they have got their genes from other parents, but you have all the fun of parenting and seeing those kids grow up and it’s you who is helping to mold and shape them.”

Lauren, Sue Haynes’ foster daughter says:

“We just clicked instantly, I’ve got the family I’ve always wanted. It’s definitely the best thing that could have happened.

I’m at college and I am training to be a social worker. Once I have my own career and my own children I will go into fostering myself. I want to make somebody feel how she has made me feel these last seven years.”

To find out more about fostering, visit or call 0800 0277 280.


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