Stories from Foster Care – Ric Panza and Raymond Nolan


In this episode of Stories from Foster Care, Andrew Murphy of IFCA talks to members of the fostering community whose voices sometimes go unheard – foster fathers. Andrew talks to Ric Panza and Raymond Nolan about what drew them to fostering, how years of experience have changed their perception of the foster carers’ role, and what the challenges and joys of being a foster father are.

About the podcast – Stories from Foster Care is a podcast brought to you by The Irish Foster Care Association. Join host Niamh Barrett as she meets people from all walks of life who have different experiences of foster care in Ireland. Listen to Stories from Foster Care on Spotify, Apple, Nearcast or wherever you get your podcasts. Be sure to subscribe for all the latest episodes.

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The music on this podcast is a track called Pastures by Ketsa, the music appears here under a Creative Commons Licence.