Council Search For North Ayrshire Residents Looking To Foster Or Adopt A Sibling Group
Posted on 8 Apr 2021
Council runs fostering & adoption campaign
The Council’s Family Placement team is launching a campaign which aims to encourage local people to consider becoming a foster carer or adoptive parent to brother and sister groups in North Ayrshire.
Adopters and foster carers come from a wide variety of backgrounds. We are looking for people who have a desire to better the life of sibling groups that can no longer be cared for by their family. We are looking for those who have time, love, empathy and flexibility. To be eligible you must be over 21, you can be single or in a relationship (for more than two years).
By keeping sibling groups together, they remain together and can help and support each other throughout the fostering or adoption process.
Alison Sutherland, Head of Service (Children, Families & Justice), said: “There is a need for foster and adoptive parents for sibling groups in North Ayrshire. We want to keep brothers and sisters together as much as we can and most children who come into foster care are part of a sibling group.
“Becoming a foster carer or adoptive parent can make a hugely positive difference to a child’s life. It is also very rewarding experience for our foster carers and adoptive parents. If you think you have what it takes to care for a sibling group and become a foster or adoptive parent, we need to hear from you. Please contact the Family Placement Team and make a difference to a young family’s life.”
A North Ayrshire Adoptive parent said: “My husband and I decided to adopt about five years ago now. We went into it with excitement and apprehension…it seemed such a huge thing to do and a massive responsibility…fast forward to now and we’ve been Mummy and Daddy to two balls of energy, who brighten every day, for three years. It seems like only yesterday we had a conversation with our social worker about whether we were suited to having siblings together, but it was the best thing we’ve ever done!
She added: “It was great to be able to keep them together but still have a forever family where they could be settled and belong. In our experience adopting siblings has been a fantastic thing to do and if you think you could do the same, I will say go for it. They have changed our life beyond recognition and in the best way possible.”
For more information contact the Family Placement Team on 01294 310300 or follow us on Twitter @NA_FosterAdopt or search for NorthAyrshireFosterAdopt on Instagram and Facebook.