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

We prepare certificates and thank you letters that can be sent to sons and daughters, and we also run a competition during the month for all young people living in fostering households. See below for more details.

At our annual Fostering Excellence Awards, which take place during Sons and Daughters Month, we have our Outstanding Contribution by Sons and Daughters Award, sponsored by Williams Giles. You can watch a video about one of our previous winners below.



The theme of this year’s Sons and Daughters Month was #FosteringTeachesYou. Throughout October, we have encouraged young people living in a fostering household to tell us what they have learnt from fostering.

Sisters, Lydia and Roma Bright grew up in a fostering family and shared their experiences with us for our Sons and Daughters Month episode of our All About Fostering podcast which you can listen to below.


#FosteringTeachesYou competition

As part of Sons and Daughters Month we also ran a competition for children and young people in fostering households. We have recevied many fantastic entries by young people telling us what skills and lessons they have learnt from fostering. You can see all the winning entries and runners up below.

  7s and under winner

   8-11s winner

  12-15s winner

    16-21s winner

 Runner up 

 Runner up

 Runner up