Fostering sibling groups may sound daunting, but it keeps us busy!
We fostered a brother and sister with five years age difference, so there was extra demand on our time with different school and nursery runs. As is the case with any foster child, it took time for them to settle into our home and become part of the family and get used to the day-to-day routine. We found once this happened, they became stronger as brother and sister – they really began to support each other!
It is great to see them play and interact in ways they never did when they first came to us. If you are fostering siblings, you do need a strong support network, a vehicle large enough and the ability to understand the changing dynamics between children from the same family.
We wouldn't have wanted anything else though, the rewards in seeing it work are huge!"