Foster Care Fortnight takes place from 10 – 23 May and provides an opportunity to celebrate fostering and the impact it has upon lives.
The borough’s Fostering Service has been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic to provide homes to some of the borough’s most vulnerable children and young people and have captured the stories of inspiring children and families.
Currently there are around 200 children in Sutton who need to be in care and the borough is always recruiting for new foster carers.
For more information on Fostering in Sutton, please visit – www.fosteringinsutton.gov.uk
Foster Care Fortnight’s theme this year is #WhyWeCare and a range of families shared their experiences:Several fostering families have shared their experiences;
“We have been fostering for about 14 years now and have looked after many children from 0-18 years old. We have had two lovely children with us for the last nearly nine years and they are our ‘forever boys’.” – Helen Longford, Long-Term Foster Carer
“One of the best feelings in fostering was watching our lovely Georgia graduate with a 2.1 degree in Education and watch her blossom and grow. So immensely proud of everything she has achieved and the love we have for her and the children in our care. To see our beautiful young girl work hard for her A-levels with such creativity in the subjects she has chosen. The little ones who have been with us and helping to prepare their path for adoption.” – Chris Naylor, Foster Carer
“The rewards start with you building a great relationship with the child / young person. Seeing them grow and develop throughout your time together and being part of your family when they are with you is a great experience.” – Mary Deere, Short Breaks Foster Carer