My childhood was amazing. I was fortunate to be born into a very loving, caring, and supportive family. I soon realised that because my older brother was fostered that not everyone was as fortunate at birth and that some families for a host of reasons were not healthy, happy, or safe places for young people to thrive.
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I am delighted to share the experiences of Eden, aged 15, who is being brought up in a fostering family. I asked Eden a number of questions and here’s what she had to say.
I was 12 years old when my mum decided to foster. Whilst we did have some discussions about it, I did not really have an opinion either way. I was aware even at 12 however that Mum needed to work and look after her 3 sons and this seemed like a good solution.
I am delighted to share the experiences of Xanthe, aged 10, who is being brought up in a fostering family. I asked Xanthe a number of questions and here’s what she had to say.