30 years of Fostering with Debbie Bright

You may know the much-loved TV personality Debbie Bright from The Only Way Is Essex, but over 200 children around the UK have known Debbie as their foster carer. Debbie is such a kind and caring soul who has impacted so many young lives and in today’s episode, Debbie talks frankly about the highs, lows, rewarding and challenging moments of fostering. How do you set up to receive a new foster child? How do you ensure that your biological and foster children are happy? How to even start with the goodbyes? Kate has so many questions, and Debbie shares so many answers! Debbie speaks about how privileged she feels to be an integral part of these children's development, the different roles you have to take on as a foster carer and the importance of providing a safe space for children in the care system. We also hear some incredible stories about how Debbie's father's upbringing influenced her instinct to care for others and how rewarding it can be to see a child you've cared for grow up to achieve great things. Debbie's story about spreading kindness is a testament to her character, and her message of love above anything is one to hold onto. To become part of the Blended family, follow @blended on instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Hosted by Kate Ferdinand, this podcast is a celebration of blended families - exploring the stories of relationships bound by love, no matter what their circumstances are. Covering subjects such as second marriages, divorce, grief and life after loss, adoption, fostering and (not-so-wicked!) stepmothers, Kate will champion different voices and experiences by speaking with experts, everyday people and celebrities in the public eye.