Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency

Videos and Media

Our videos and media clips offer first-hand accounts of fostering from parents, children and a social worker. It's a great chance to find out the inside story on fostering.


Caitriona O'Neill talks about the good times and the challenges of growing up in a family who fosters.

Joseph McEntee begins by describing how he and his brother went to live with his foster carers on his 7th birthday and how the experience has been a positive one for all involved.

Majella Hartnett describes how her life changed on June 15th 2000, when she was passed as a foster carer. Shortly afterwards, a little boy was placed with Majella, who she says has made them so happy and everybody is mad about.

Maurice Murphy, Social Worker for Tusla Fostering Services talks about why children come into care and who can apply to become a foster carer.


Listen back to RTE Radio 1's Ray D'Arcy show.  Ray speaks with Caroline and Leonie who give an honest and frank insight into their time as foster parents.  (20/05/15)
Fostering: 'Hard work, heartache and the highest of highs' - View The Irish Times Life & Style article on fostering. Ann and Declan from Tralee provide an insight into becoming a foster parent (28/04/15)
Listen back to RTE Radio 1's Today with Sean O'Rourke, where experienced foster mothers, the fostering team in Dublin North City and Gordon Jeyes, Chief Executive, Child and Family Agency, talk about foster care and the recruitment campaign in Dublin North City (10/11/14)
View The Journal.ie's opinion article  ‘I used to think foster parents were very special people. I now know they are very ordinary people.’  Caroline and Emmet provide an interesting insight into being a foster parent. (11/11/14)
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