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 are celebrating 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 is 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. Please go over to our competition page for further information.

We’ll showcase as many photos, drawings or videos as we can on social media, on our website or in our Foster Care magazine, so please make sure the right permissions have been given for any looked after children.

The competition will open on 25 September and run throughout October.

You can also share pictures, videos and memories using the hashtag #OurGreatestMemory on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Find out more about the competition

Below are some examples of last year's competition winners.

Roman Moore - winner of the 7 and under category