As the daughter of foster carers, Nicole Conlan has been part of a family who fosters for the past eight years. She shares her thoughts on what her experience has been…
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I start this month’s blog the day after April Fools’ Day, so rest assured that this month’s AKC blog is wind-up free… although I'm sure some will beg to differ!
Thank you again to everyone who attended our transforming foster carer recruitment event this month. The event was a sell out and apologies to those people who were unable to secure a place.
November for many is the midpoint between two large scale campaign periods, processing enquiries from the September ‘empty nesters’ and gearing up for the January ‘New Year’s fostering resolutions’ campaigns.
So, October's Sons & Daughters campaign has come to an end and with it, our blogging competition.
A lot of people ask me as a foster sibling : “do you not just want your parents too yourself?” and the answer has always been the same. No.
I didn't like being an only child because I didn't have anyone too play with. I wanted someone to come to be my sister and Kerri is my big sister now. She is kind and caring and beautiful. I sometimes find it tricky when she gets ill or angry.
I am Thomas, and my family and I have been fostering for just over 3 years.
Our family has been crazy since the two foster children moved in, along with my mother, father, younger brother and older sister. We are now a family of 7, and things have not been the same since.
Fostering is different. I am not a very emotional person but even I felt empathy for some of the children that we have fostered. I cannot imagine not having both my parents there and having them tell me they love me each night I go to bed.
Some of the entrants in this year's blogging competition have kept their blogs short and sweet! Here are a few of our favourites: