Fact! Birth children foster along side you – here are some thoughts from a birth child whose family fosters

23/12/2014 12:00am

 

Emily Rogers is the daughter of NFA carers Mark and Gina Rogers this is what Emily has to say about her personal fostering experience
“Fostering not only changes the foster children’s lives but the foster family’s lives too. Fostering gives me the sense that I’m helping less fortunate children than myself. Recently we have had 2 little children P and T, this has been a real challenge as T was only 10 months when he first came to live with us.  It has been rewarding watching him grow and now he’s starting to walk and talk. P is 6 and is a real treat to have living at our house, me and P have a very close relationship and she always knows that I’m here for her with anything. We enjoy doing each others make-up and hair and she lies showing her dances to me that she’s learnt.  P and T are now in the process of being adopted. I’m very happy for them that they will get a fresh start at life with a loving family. It is going to be hard to say goodbye as I see them as part of my family but I know they are going to a family who will treat them well.  I’m so glad my family started fostering as it has opened my eyes to how other people live and their experiences. I would recommend fostering to families and the outcome is always rewarding watching them grow and change.

Emily Rogers is the daughter of NFA carers Mark and Gina Rogers this is what Emily has to say about her personal fostering experience:

“Fostering not only changes the foster children’s lives but the foster family’s lives too. Fostering gives me the sense that I’m helping less fortunate children than myself. Recently we have had 2 little children P and T, this has been a real challenge as T was only 10 months when he first came to live with us.  It has been rewarding watching him grow and now he’s starting to walk and talk. P is 6 and is a real treat to have living at our house, me and P have a very close relationship and she always knows that I’m here for her with anything. We enjoy doing each others make-up and hair and she lies showing her dances to me that she’s learnt.  P and T are now in the process of being adopted. I’m very happy for them that they will get a fresh start at life with a loving family. It is going to be hard to say goodbye as I see them as part of my family but I know they are going to a family who will treat them well.  I’m so glad my family started fostering as it has opened my eyes to how other people live and their experiences. I would recommend fostering to families and the outcome is always rewarding watching them grow and change."