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Six sons and daughters of foster carers have been awarded The Fostering Network’s Outstanding Contribution by Sons and Daughters Award, as part of the charity’s annual Fostering Excellence Awards.

The announcement of the winners comes at the start of Sons and Daughters Month - The Fostering Network’s campaign every October to celebrate the vital role that the children of foster carers in welcoming fostered children into their families and ensuring successful fostering placements.

Award winning sons and daughters

Foster carers’ children are a vital part of many fostering families. We spoke to the winners of our 2017 Outstanding Contribution by Sons and Daughters Award to find out why they love being a part of their fostering family and what it was like winning a national award.

Lydia Bright talks about growing up as part of a fostering family

How did your family start fostering?

When I was thirteen months old my mum was in a restaurant when she saw a lady with lots of children who appeared to be struggling, so offered to help. After talking with the lady my mum found out that she was a foster career.  Knowing that my nan had been in foster care, she was interested to find out more so contacted the local council and the rest is history!

Our sons and daughters are truly amazing

Aimeé is a countywide children’s project worker for the Fostering Recruitment Assessment Team and Therapeutic Fostering Team for Essex County Council. She has worked for the local authority for 11 years and as part of Sons and Daughters Month she shares her perspective of fostering.

Unconditional love

For the last 12 years Niamh has grown up as part of a fostering family. She has shared her experiences in this blog as part of Sons and Daughters Month.

Nursing ambition

Throughout Sons and Daughters Month this October we will be hearing from sons and daughters of foster carers as they share their experiences of growing up in a fostering household.

Positive signs

Throughout Sons and Daughters Month this October we will be hearing from sons and daughters of foster carers as they share their experiences of growing up in a fostering household.

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