A poem written by one of our wonderful foster carers

We are proud to share with you a poem by one of our wonderful Bradford Fostering community.

You can listen to an audio version of the poem below:


As I look at the pictures
From the time we spent
I hope to understand your journey
To you, time is leant.

Only 9 short nights
You shared our home
Was long enough
To know you still felt alone.

Together, with us,
you had each other
a rarity among care experienced children
you stayed with your brother.

You lit up our home
you widened our eyes
we wanted to sing with you
and you were surprised.

You wanted the volume up
your smiles alight
I hoped this happiness
saw you through the night.

We wanted to immerse ourselves
in your beautiful culture
adapting our lives
a temporary family, we sculptured.

Honouring difference
our old and your new
through your lens, we’ll try see
what it is that you view.

Oh little ones, I’ll never know
what it is to put down roots somewhere
you’re not sure you’ll grow.

But in our home
for this very short while
I hope you can be yourselves
and show your authentic smile.

For every opportunity that comes your way
I hope it’s grasped for you
and you’re supported every day.

It’s time to say bye now
I’m sorry you had to ask
of course we will miss you
a feeling ever last.


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