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. The 15-year-old, who has sensory processing difficulties, had to get used to the new situation at home but was intrigued to foster right away. He now plays a vital part in the household and supports his parents in delivering the best possible care for a boy with ADHD.
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We hear from Alex Shewring, the daughter of a foster carer, about what being a foster sibling means to her
My children were nine and seven when we started fostering. Like anyone who decides to foster, I was worried about the impact our decision might have on our family but particularly on my children.
Lauren is the daughter of a foster carer and also one of our young champions in Scotland.
For the last 12 years Niamh has grown up as part of a fostering family. She has shared her experiences in
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. In this blog Samantha tells us how she decided to go that extra mile for her fostered siblings and how being part of a fostering family has influenced her outlook on life.