Partners Jack and Cam, together with Jack’s mum Mags, are foster carers who live in Neath Port Talbot.
the foster family
For Jack and his mum Mags, fostering always felt like something they wanted to do.
“I remember, there were adverts in the paper for Foster Care Fortnight and we would always talk about who we could help.”
They have been fostering together for six years now and Jack’s partner, Cam, joined their fostering family four years ago. They care for Sam aged 10.
“We want Sam to know that he doesn’t have to be the best; he just has to try his best.”
“fostering is a way of life”
For Mags, Jack and Cam, fostering isn’t just part of their life – it’s their whole life. They know being a foster carer means making a commitment. It’s challenging, but it’s rewarding too. They know how much it matters, and can see the positive changes in Sam.
“we’re just helping him by giving him all the things that we believe children deserve to have, people who love them and a place to feel safe.”
“we’re all one big team”
Teamwork is important. Jack, Cam and Mags aren’t in it alone – they’re part of our local Foster Wales Neath Port Talbot team. We’re always available, whether it’s for advice, training or just as someone to talk to.
“Our social worker is so good at listening and giving us a moment to stop and take a deep breath before we carry on again.”
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Our fostering success stories are based on the real-life experiences of Local Authority Foster Carers in Wales. To protect their privacy, and the privacy of the children and young people to whom they provide care, love and support, all the names have been changed and actors have stepped in to help us tell their amazing stories.