For the Sake of the Children, Foster Carers Deserve Better

We have witnessed the wonder of adoption first hand. As foster carers we were present when the baby we had cared for since birth met her new parents for the first time, and we have been blessed to be part of their lives ever since.

So we know that adoption transforms lives, giving children another chance to be part of a loving family, to be nurtured and protected. When it is agreed that adoption is the best option for a looked-after child it should be expedited as quickly as possible. Children’s services must identify the best match without delay and provide all the support a new family needs to thrive.

But as foster carers we also know that the vast majority of children taken into care will not be adopted. The reasons are not so…

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