The support system – Molly (14)
Being a young person in a household that fosters, there are always thoughts of what they might lose. Attention from parents, the general disruption in their home, having to share their belongings. This could go on… There’s limited thought space for what they gain.
Being a birth child within a foster family provides young people with an awareness of their behaviour and actions that can benefit the children and young people who now live in their homes. The added responsibility that comes with taking in vulnerable children is what makes birth children exceptional people. Baring that responsibility time and time again for the benefit of those less fortunate.
Molly not only delivers consistently at school, but supports and motivates the young people around her to become their best selves.
Here is what her mum, foster carer Ruth had to say in her Andrew Turner Award nomination.
“Molly is reaching exceptional grades at school, she is dedicated to her school work, and she also is a great role model to all our foster children. She supports and motivates them all.
She also helps The CFT build groups for birth children and likes participating in interviews and youth groups.
Molly is doing great and deserves recognition for this.”CFT Foster Carer – Ruth
And we agree, she deserves HUGE recognition for her efforts at home and with us! For birth children to engage so full-heartedly with the Trust is inspirational for everyone who works in and alongside us. Understanding their experiences and championing their hard work makes us a better organisation.
Thank you Molly!
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