Faces of Fostering – Gaynor on Fostering two sisters

Faces of Fostering – Gaynor on Fostering two sisters

Our two girls have changed our lives for the better.

Three years ago we received a call from Caritas Care asking if we would consider long-term foster care of two girls to keep them together? We said yes immediately. The girls were 7 and 8 years of age when they came to us, and they arrived in a very fragile state.

The resilience the girls have shown has been extraordinary, and I truly believe these two girls were meant to come to us.

The girls have been with us for nearly 3 years now, and they are highly adored and loved; they are wonderful. We do not love them anymore or any less than the rest of the family. All our children are loved uniquely; they are our family, and our love for them will never stop, no matter how old they are.

Having new children placed with you is difficult, as one size does not fit all, and these girls had gone through another huge emotional ordeal; we knew we had to get this right for them. However, we have emerged with two girls who each have their own personalities, which we, as a family, have grown to understand and love. Cameron adores them; he looks after them very much like a big brother, and the girls have a family who adores them.

The family holidays we have together are unforgettable.

It is lovely to go away with our family for holidays. Two years ago we went over to Greece for our daughter’s wedding, and our two girls were bridesmaids; they were beyond excited. They had never been on a plane before or travelled abroad, and they loved the whole experience, especially as we had our own villa. It was magical and an experience none of us will ever forget.

It is good for us to experience life differently. Our holidays allow us to do this; however, Stuart and I need time together. Therefore, when we have our breaks together, they stay with my daughter and her family. Stuart and I spend our weekend breaks without worrying because we know the girls are happy with their family.

Click here to enquire about fostering with Caritas Care

Rated Outstanding by Ofsted.

Special thanks to Verve Recruitment for their support in helping us find more foster carer for more children.

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