Eve (47) and Paul (49) live in Eccleston and both work full-time

Eve and Paul

"We had our children quite young and have always loved that 'busy house' feeling. When they grew up and left home four years ago, we really missed having children in the house. A couple of our neighbours fostered, so we had a chat with them to see if it would be right for us. It sounded like just what we wanted. They put us in touch with their social worker who came to see us to tell us more.

Fast-forward three years and we've fostered nine children, some just for a night or two, others for more than a year. We found out a few months ago that the little boy who is with us now, and has been from birth, was not going to return to his biological mother and needed to be adopted. We knew straight away that we wanted to adopt him, and we're thrilled as we're going to be his forever family! We hope our story inspires others to become foster carers, it's the best thing we've ever done. Go for it!"