0:00 [Wendy] I've been a foster carer for 32 years
0:02 which is quite a long time.
0:04 A lot of them have grown up
0:06 and got older now and they never forgot us.
0:09 And that's really heartwarming for us.
0:13 [Alice] I wasn't sure if I could be a foster carer
0:15 you know, I'm single.
0:17 I don't own a house.
0:18 I rent, you know, I work full time.
0:21 I didn't know if it was possible
0:23 for somebody like me to be a carer.
0:25 [Leanne] Anyone could be a foster carer, like
0:27 and hopefully get just
0:28 as much out of it as we do.
0:30 We've really enjoyed it.
0:31 Like we've got so much more out of it
0:33 than we've ever put in. That's for sure.
0:35 [George] Yeah. I think foster caring is definitely one
0:38 of the best things I've done in my life.
0:40 Seeing the children be happy,
0:43 to see them come outta their shell,
0:44 enjoy life more.
0:46 [Leanne] And they just wanna be part of your family
0:48 and do whatever your family does.
0:50 And so you drag 'em to football, fishing, or everything
0:53 just be part of your family, like any other weekend.
0:57 [Wendy] It's great to be able
0:59 to help children offer some stability,
1:01 a bit of love and warmth, guide them through life.
1:05 [Leanne] You get that connection with them
1:07 and the connections are just so rewarding.
1:10 Just think, oh God, this is worth it. Yeah.
1:15 [Alice] The more time I spend in this community of carers,
1:18 the more I realise that this is something that makes a lot
1:21 of sense to me and really fits who I am
1:24 and how I wanna be in the world.
1:27 As a carer, you're not just meeting the needs
1:30 of the child in your care.
1:32 You're working with the whole family.
1:34 [Wendy] These kids need homes and love and security.
1:38 So yep. If you're thinking about it, give it a go.
1:42 Every child should be happy.