Sons and Daughters Month

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Sons and Daughters Month is The Fostering Network’s annual campaign to celebrate the vital contribution that the children of foster carers make to foster care.

Each October, The Fostering Network and fostering services across the UK run events and activities to recognise and reward children and young people for the important role they play in welcoming fostered children into their families.

Vital contribution

The sons and daughters of foster carers play an essential role in welcoming fostered children into their families and ensuring successful fostering placements.

Many people say that the potential impact on their birth children is one of the major barriers to becoming a foster carer. The reality is that many children benefit from being part of the support network offered by a fostering family to a fostered child. Seeing life from another’s perspective can be an enriching experience and can help a child learn and develop as an individual.
 

#OurGreatestMemory - 2018 competition

During Sons and Daughters Month 2018, we celebrated the vital contribution that the children of foster carers make to foster care by encouraging children and young people living in fostering households to enter the #OurGreatestMemory competition.

#OurGreatestMemory was all about children and young people living in fostering households -  sons and daughters of foster carers or fostered children or young people - sharing a special or significant moment that is unique to them within their fostering journey. 

Below are some of the wonderful entries we received.

We are currently judging the entries, so come back soon to find out who won.