My wife and I became foster carers 12 years ago after our children left home. Nothing matches the rewards of watching children from difficult backgrounds flourish under your guidance.
Hundreds more foster carers are urgently needed, especially for teenagers. Without them, children face moving far from family and friends and being split up from their brothers or sisters.
I’m proud to have been able to make a difference to so many children. Foster Care Fortnight (to May 29) has just raised the profile of fostering, but new foster carers are needed all year round.
Anyone interested in fostering should visit www.couldyoufoster.org.uk or call Fosterline on 0800 040 7675.
E Mole, Fostering Network trustee