It's Foster Care Fortnight and we're celebrating the difference our carers make to children's lives. Ann-Marie and her husband Daniel, currently have two brothers aged 9 and 6 in their care.
They describe the siblings as looking like they had the weight of the world on their shoulders when they first arrived. Especially the eldest as he would routinely take on the role of carer for his younger brother. They are proud to see how they have both developed in confidence, just by being able to focus on being a child again.
“All they needed was someone to spend time with them and listen to them, which is something they didn’t get before, and we ensure they have that in abundance. Yes, you need patience and empathy, but if you love family life and helping others, this is the most brilliant job you could choose”.
Read more about how they are giving children a second chance at childhood.