For Willow, becoming a foster family meant significant changes. Less alone time, more social interaction, and being outside of his comfort zone a lot more.
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We hear from Alex Shewring, the daughter of a foster carer, about what being a foster sibling means to her
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.
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.
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Lauren is the daughter of a foster carer and also one of our young champions in Scotland.
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.
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.
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.