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Being fostered brought stability and strength to a shy and frightened boy. Now, 12 years on, he is getting ready for university, thanks in no small part to Jackie and Ian Hutchison
time he celebrated a milestone we felt like bursting with pride.”
Liam, now 20, settled in so well that he didn’t want to leave – and Jackie and Iain were delighted to care for him on a full-time basis.
They say he’s brought so much joy to their family.
Despite his tough start in life, Liam is now completing an HNC in accountancy before heading off to university next year.
Jackie said: “We’ve seen a huge transformation in him and we are so proud of what he has achieved.
“He’s overcome so much and is determined to succeed in life. He says I’m the angel who saved him, and that’s lovely to hear.
“Kids like Liam come with baggage and it has taken years for him to get rid of it.”
Although she loves Liam like her own, Jackie acknowledges he still has his own parents and she isn’t replacing them.
Liam keeps in touch with some of his siblings but remains grateful for the new start and opportunities Jackie and Iain have given him.
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CONFIDENCE It didn’t take long to feel at home with the Hutchisons
STRENGTH Iain and Jackie are proud of their foster son Liam. Picture: Phil Dye
CARING Liam with Iain and Jackie’s daughter Gillian