Resilience, with a capital R


Birth children enter the world of foster care through the passion and ambition of their parents. They are heavily consulted throughout the assessment process but theory and practice are at either end of the foster care spectrum. Until you start your journey with a young person in care, you never really know how the cogs will work in motion.

Plans in action

When push does come to shove, and your foster child approaches your front doorstep, a whole world of change commences. Every single person in the home begins to put their training and plans into action. For birth children, ‘resilience’ in the face of change can be tricky as everything begins to settle into place.

For Aurora, an expert foster carer and birth child, welcoming young people into her home is a real joy and a challenge rolled into one.

Here’s what mum and CFT foster carer Alisha had to say about Aurora’s exemplary attitude –

“Our birth daughter is only 6 and words can’t describe how proud of her I am. She’ll proudly tell people she’s the best foster carer ever.

Aurora is at an age where sharing her home and parents with other children can be tricky. She has shown such resilience even when things have been hard. She’s the first one to show a big smile when a child walks through the door and she is the best at putting children at ease.

The maturity, understanding and kindness Aurora shows at such a young age inspires me to be the best foster carer I can be. If I can be half as good as she is I’ll be happy.”

CFT Foster carer – Alisha

Becoming a foster carer with The CFT comes with bucketloads of training, meetings and events that aim to prepare families for as many eventualities as possible. Providing toolkits to face any issue with confidence, however, we believe it is the people like Aurora who have personality traits that can’t be taught, that make CFT foster carers the best of the best.

Resilience and a smile to match

To take on the challenge of sharing your home with others, and to do it with a smile and an attitude to match, is the making of a young person communities should be proud of.


Although Son’s and Daughters Month may be coming to an end, we want to hear from the birth children that make up our foster families all year round. If you have a story to tell, get in touch here

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