Fostering has changed my life. My parents started fostering when I was 16. Im now 23. Retrospectively, at the start, it was hard. I was amidst my GCSEs and at first, it was a big adjustment.
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Iqra's blog is written from her perspective as a fostered young woman.
I love having my big foster brother and sister. I came from my mummy's tummy and she looks after them and me.
My name is Joshua and my mum has fostered for four years and fosters babies. We have had five babies including twins and I love all of them.
Shannon, aged 11 from Lancashire, recently entered the Seeing Ear poetry competition with an emotive piece of writing entitled “Love Poem”.
Being the daughter of a foster carer can bring great joy, but it can also present many challenges. Madison Clarke, 17, from Badger Hill, North Yorkshire, has stepped forward to raise awareness of what a positive experience being at the heart of a fostering family can be.
The First of Many Things by Chantelle, aged 9
At first I felt lonely, I didn't know my place, but all I had to do was look at my foster mum’s cheery face. It was the most beautiful face I had ever seen, I had never seen one more lovable.
Neath and Port Talbot fostering service celebrated this years sons and daughters campaign with a spooky time for all at the seaside.
Fostering isn't just a job my Mum does. It isn't just a way of getting money at the end of the month. It's a lifestyle. Daisy, aged 13, the daughter of foster carers discusses life in a fostering household.
The Fostering Network’s Sons & Daughters campaign coordinator Catherine Holland has been speaking to Gemma from Stockton Borough Council about their participation in last year’s campaign.