When you listen to Deborah speaking about her fostering experience, you are under the impression that it is easy. As she puts it, "you have to be prepared because it’s not always plain sailing."
She loves children and enjoys spending time with them. She started out as a childminder and fostering was a natural next step. Her mother did it for a while, and when her children became more independent, Deborah started fostering, too.
"I spoke to my husband, my children, they all said yes so we applied and became foster carers," says Deborah. Three days after her approval she got a baby. "Oh, the nerves, the nerves set in. My son was eight then and I had not held a new-born in ages." However, she quickly knew what to do and now she is celebrating her 14th year of fostering.