"Every child turns into my new brother or sister" - Sons & Daughters blog #18

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What fostering means to me

Fostering is everything because I can bring children into my family and give them love, care, kindness and most of all friendship, all the things they long for. Every child turns into my new brother or sister and they get all the love from me and everyone else in my family, they are a new person to play with and to have fun with. Fostering is a brilliant experience because you get to see all different kinds of people and get into their life and live with them. Now I have been fostering for many years I have been living with kids with special needs and young babies too.

Sometimes when children come they really need to learn all the basic skills, it is really nice to see their school reports and the way they have improved. The only part that really upsets me about fostering is when the children leave although I know it is lovely to see them go back to their parents or going to another really nice family it still upsets me because they have been a part of my family for so long, me seeing them grow is so happy.

If I didn’t foster my life wouldn’t feel normal, fostering is fun enjoyable and as I have already said amazing. I have had many people asking me why do you foster I say because it is fun and I love it. This is the last thing I am going to say. I could make a book out of all my experiences. If you read this and fancy fostering why not call your local fostering service and say “I want to start fostering NOW”!

Marlie, 10