19th December, 2022
With Christmas around the corner, it is the perfect time for us here at Capstone Foster Care to reflect. The John Lewis Christmas Advert this year was very emotive for us as it was for so many people, and we really enjoyed seeing fostering being portrayed in a positive light. We have seen first hand the incredible lengths that our foster carers will go to in order to help a child feel more comfortable in their home.
We got to wondering, what wonderful things have foster children in bought into the fostering home?
They certainly did not disappoint; their traditions warmed our hearts.
We agree, sprouts on the day certainly is Christmas law.
We also loved some of the thoughtful traditions that have been bought into the home through fostering.
As well as traditions that take us back to our own childhoods.
Another of our foster carers, told us that as they had no birth children themselves every Christmas tradition was bought into their homes by their foster children. From Christmas Eve boxes, an annual trip to a reindeer farm and Christmas card designing. This carer also pointed out some things that you may have to consider when hosting Christmas for a foster child.
We so loved hearing all the traditions from our fostering families. Fostering a child may not always be an easy path, but at times like Christmas it really goes to show how enriching it can be for both child and fostering family.
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