Ildiko

What faith my faith means to me

I’m a Seventh-Day Adventist Christian. Faith gives me a sense of purpose and hope, and also support and guidance on how to live my life in a moral way. My faith helps me finding peace with myself and the world around me, it helps me think positively, which brings me joy and happiness.

I believe that there is a God out there who hears our prayers and who wants to fill our lives with love and joy. I believe everything happens for a reason, and that to share our lives and love with others is to fulfill our higher calling. Having faith gets me through my trials and after the trial, I can choose how I learn from it to be a better person.

Early Years

I was born in Hungary and had a happy childhood growing up in Budapest, the beautiful capitol of the country. My parents were simple hard working people who did everything they could for me and my brother to give us an education and provide us with the most comfortable life possible. I’m thankful for my parents for everything they did including that we always had to do chores. They wanted to make us understand that we have to do the work of life in order to learn what real life is.

Adult Life

I got married when I was 20, had my first child when 21 and become a stay at home mum and housewife. My husband is a self-employed taxi driver. We had a very happy and adventurous life together. We lived in the United States for 9 years, then in Hungary for 12 years and moved to England in 2011. We always thought that there are so many unfortunate children in the world and it would be a privilege to foster or adopt. We had two children of our own and we adopted a 3-year-old boy and later a little girl in Hungary.

Why I foster?

When 15 years later three of our children flew the nest, we felt the time was right to look into fostering. We thought that having raised four children reasonably well, it would give us the parenting skills to support foster children.

We enjoy fostering because we enjoy being parents, we enjoy being a family. We take the children in as part of our family and they are treated as part of our family. Other than that, it’s a wonderful thing being able to offer them a safe environment in which to grow and to put them on the right path, help to give them a good start in life.

Why ACS?

We have been fostering with ACS for about 4 years. It all started when we saw an advertisement in a church leaflet saying that foster families were desperately needed.

The workers and other staff at ACS are a great team to work with. They treat us like equals and there are no worries about calling them when we need support or advise. Fostering with ACS has been a great experience for us and we look forward to growing with them as they grow.

Faces of Fostering…

We highlight the people that make Active Care Solutions so different and so special.  We are proud to be a fostering agency that welcomes people of all faith (including those that are not religious) where your religious needs are respected and understood.  We are an ethnically diverse organisation where people work together with one common goal.  To make a difference for young people in foster care.