Stories from Foster Care – Sandra Parker


Our guest on the fourth episode of the Stories from Foster Care podcast is Sandra Parker, a foster carer who is now also working with Tusla—Child and Family Agency to train other prospective foster carers. Sandra, from Clonmel in Tipperary, is from a family of foster carers (two of her three sisters also foster). She shares stories and insights from 21 years of fostering: who her early role model of care was, what inspired her to begin, what the challenges and rewards have been, and what anyone thinking about fostering needs to know.

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.

Stories from Foster Care is made with the Nearcast podcast network. For more information on Nearcast visit

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