Scroll Top

Have you considered fostering or adopting a sibling group?

The Family Placement team has launched a campaign which aims to encourage North Ayrshire residents to consider becoming a foster carer or adoptive parent to brother and sister groups in North Ayrshire.

The month-long campaign will be rolled out across the Council’s social media channels and will include a short animation and graphics to highlight the need for foster and adoptive parents for sibling groups.

Adopters and foster carers come from a wide variety of backgrounds. The team is 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 have a family where they can be settled and belong, and support each other through the fostering and 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.”

Fiona, and her husband Shaun, said: “We have both felt really supported through the fostering process and realised we have what it takes to make difference to a child’s life. It is a really privileged position to be in.

“Going through the process of becoming foster carers allowed us to realise that our experiences, both professionally and personally, can make a difference – especially during such a difficult time for vulnerable families right now. It is the best thing we have ever done.”

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.

Privacy Preferences
When you visit our website, it may store information through your browser from specific services, usually in form of cookies. Here you can change your privacy preferences. Please note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our website and the services we offer.