When a child comes into foster care, it can be a very difficult time. Being separated from their siblings can make this worse. In many cases, it is in the children’s best interests to be placed together, and is always our objective. Fostering siblings is a very rewarding experience that can enrich your life. It’s all the rewards of fostering one child – multiplied!
Every sibling group is different and each one comes with its unique challenges.
We are not trying to sugar-coat it for you. Fostering siblings comes with its challenges just like any other type of fostering. For example, one of the children might have had to parent the rest of the sibling group or have delayed development or health issues. They may have experienced neglect and abuse. Calon Cymru offer extra support to Foster Carers to reflect the additional demands that come with fostering siblings.
If you like being busy then fostering siblings will definitely keep you on your toes!
We believe that keeping siblings together where appropriate is vital in maintaining their physical and mental well being.
Siblings share more than just their DNA. They share there lives and we need Foster Carers to help siblings in care grow up in a loving stable environment together and you could help this happen. Calon Cymru Fostering will be there every step of the way to support you in keeping siblings together.
Clair grew up in care with her sister, Siobhan, and we asked her some questions about her experience with her Foster Carers and the importance of growing up with her sister.
You can watch the stories of other Foster Carers and care leavers on our Testimonials page. Also, Scroll below to read more about what Claire and Siobhan have to say about their experience of fostering.
If you want any further information, or think you could help keep siblings together, speak to our friendly team on 029 2081 1173 or enquire today.