Fostering ambassador and reality TV star Lydia Bright chats with her mum Debbie Douglas, who has been a foster carer for two decades and fostered over 200 children. Debbie reflects on her fostering journey and the relationships she’s built with her foster children, highlighting the importance and benefits of staying in touch with your foster family after you move on.

This is the first video in our new series of honest conversations between fostering ambassador and reality TV star Lydia Bright and some of her former foster sisters and brothers. Together they discuss topics including leaving care, living independently, reconnecting with family members, starting a career and homelessness. We’ll be sharing their conversations over the coming weeks and months, so check back soon for the next video and join us as we continue their conversations on Twitter and Instagram.