How fostering a child can change YOUR life for the better

Welcoming foster children into her family home as a youngster has helped one Warrington woman to become the person she is today.

Sasha, from Orford, was 13 years old when her parents decided to become foster carers and to welcome foster children to come and stay.

Now in her 30s, she says she vividly remembers the children that lived with her and has some fond memories of growing up in a household with foster siblings, many from very different backgrounds from herself.

And she is sharing her story to coincide with Sons and Daughters Month – The Fostering Network’s annual October campaign to celebrate the vital contribution children of foster carers make to foster care.

Recalling when her mum first told her she was going to be a foster carer, Sasha said: “I remember my younger brother and I sat down and had a big chat with mum and dad about her decision to foster and what it might be like for the family.

“Fostering meant that…

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