Matt and Harrison have been Berry Street foster carers for over 10 years. They currently care for Maddox and Ashley. Both boys have been with Matt and Harrison for over 3 years.
Matt says that being a foster carer has helped them to appreciate what they have and their ability to offer something back to others. They have seen the impact foster care has on the children, “It provides these children with stability and a sense of being loved by another family, regardless of whether they are having a good or bad day” said Matt.
“Berry Street has helped us significantly by acting as a sounding board for any questions or issues that have come up, no matter how small. Even after hours, we have been able to get assistance if one of the kids has been sick. We’ve had several case workers for these two kids over the years and every Berry Street case worker has been very supportive, caring and lovely to both the kids and us. I think Berry Street workers are doing an amazing job and always feel that my suggestions and concerns are listened to and matter” adds Harrison.
Matt and Harrison would recommend foster care to everyone. “I think it’s the best thing we’ve done and love the kids in our care. As carers, we’re seen as part of the team at Berry Street - they respect our opinions and we feel valued” explains Matt.
Could I be a Foster Carer?
At Berry Street, our foster carers are wonderfully diverse in terms of age, background, relationship status and experience. If you are over 21 and can offer a child or young person a safe and nurturing home environment, we will welcome your application.
You can make a huge difference to a child by providing a safe home
Find out what it takes to become a foster carer, enquire online today.