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The Life-Changing Role of Fostering

In a recent interview with the Daily Record, Foster Carers Austin and Ann-Marie Coyle explain why they got into fostering and how each child is welcomed into their family as though they were their own children.

After spending part of his childhood in care, Austin was determined to do as much as he could t help youngsters. Austin and his wife Anne-Marie have fostered eight young people, as well as providing respite and emergency foster care for others. The couple near Cambuslang, near Glasgow, turned to fostering after raising their own children, Joanne, 33 and Kevin, 28.

Anne-Marie feels it has also benefited Joanne and Kevin, she said “They an see life doesn’t always work for everybody. They’re better people for it”.

Austin and Anne-Marie are foster carers for Kibble, who provide intensive fostering placements for young people aged five to 25 across Scotland with complex social, emotional and behavioural needs.

It was his own experience that led Austin to want to help others. He had to go into residential care between the ages of six and 11 for health reasons. Read full article…

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