Andrew (30) and Jay (28) are a same-sex couple from Newton-le-Willows

Andrew and Jay

"We've been together for six years and have always wanted a home filled with children, as we are very involved with our nieces and nephews. After discussing all our options, we decided to approach the fostering team in St.Helens and ask them for some advice. A few days later, a social worker came to visit us at home to discuss things further. We had lots of questions and they answered them all there and then. We filled out an application and were invited to attend the preparation groups a few weeks later.

A year down the line and we've fostered three children so far, and we'll be welcoming our first sibling group, a boy aged six and a girl who's four, next week; which we're really looking forward to! We're both very close to our siblings, so keeping families together is something we feel very strongly about."