I’ve been 18 years fostering, nearly 8 years with Nexus Fostering. We’ve fostered 116 children in total! The 3 siblings I have now are age 3 and identical twins of age 6. First, they came on respite for a couple of weekends, then out of the blue, I was called to the school and told to take them home permanently!
I feel it’s very important for their own self-esteem and to be kept as a family. My 3 were going to be split as we struggled to find someone to adopt children with special needs, especially a group of 3. The younger one was going to be adopted and the other two go to long term fostering. But it would have devastated them all – each one wondering why they weren’t chosen, why they were left behind, what had they done to be separated. It would have majorly affected them all.