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Our Fostering Story by Sobia, Akmal and family……

July 29, 2019 10:54 am, written by .

Sobia and Akmal enquired with Verve about Fostering together as a family. We were delighted to refer them to Caritas Care,a Not for Profit charity that reflected the skills and experiences that they have to offer a child. They are now in assessment with a panel date set for October 2019.

Sobia and Akmal shared with Verve their reasons for becoming Foster parents with their own family.

‘We believe that fostering can offer us immense joy and reward, helping our own children to develop their own strengths by teaching them to care and help others.

Our children will be able to share their experiences with our foster children, so that they can all achieve the best they can. The important thing is for them to stay safe and be happy together in a loving environment.

Fostering as a family commitment.

Together we see fostering being part of our family unit and part of our lives. It is a collective family commitment, where we can offer our many different skills and experiences to support the children in our care.

Our own children are already thinking of ways to help our foster children feel welcomed into the family!

Facing challenges together.

Fostering will allow us to go on a journey together as a family with our foster children. This journey is where we will face the challenges together and to embrace the happy times ahead. This journey into foster care is where we will create memories together.

Our experiences of raising our own family will enable us to support our foster children. We want them to feel a sense of belonging by offering to them love, stability, and security.

Helping children to get their voices heard.

Becoming advocates for children and helping children to be heard is important to us as a family.

Supporting our foster children to become independent and resilient individuals who can function in society is crucial to us.

Helping children to achieve their full potential in life.

We want the children to eventually have their own independent lives using the skills they have learned. These skills will help them to succeed and achieve their full potential in life.

Being a significant adult in a child’s life.

We want our foster children to grow and develop in all areas, knowing that they have significant adults in their lives that they can talk to and rely upon.

We will be their significant adults. To us, they are our family!

Verve are proud to work together with Sobia, Akmal and their family with Caritas Care on their fostering journey.

Could you offer a home to a child or children by becoming a foster carer? Contact us today to find out more

Together we can make a difference