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Jada & Ahmed’s Foster Care Story

Jada and Ahmad had been thinking about becoming a foster carer for many years. They wanted to have children however, this had not happened for them naturally. Jada being a caring and patient person was drawn to the idea of fostering.

They felt she had a lot to offer foster children and wanted to provide a permanent home for them. Jada and Ahmad spent a long time during the assessment and training period reflecting, in relation to the information provided from the agency. “It took a lot of careful thought; we weren’t going to give up on the little ones once they were with us so we needed to be 100% ready for anything.”

“It took a lot of careful thought; we weren’t going to give up on the little ones once they were with us so we needed to be 100% ready for anything.”

Jada and Ahmad

“The waiting for a placement was difficult because of our background, being Muslim, we knew they were waiting for the right match” Jada and Ahmad were matched with two children, 10 years and 12 years in September 2010. “We were so excited and although we had been waiting it felt like it happened overnight, our home of two suddenly became a family life with four. Jada admits the first 12 months were very difficult; we needed to commit so much time to them in order to create a sense of belonging. Thankfully we had fantastic support from my family and our friends which was invaluable.”