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Other People's Children

Other People's Children

In the past five years the number of children in need of fostering in the UK has risen from 49,700 to more than 59,000. As two thirds of those currently providing this care are now approaching retirement age, almost 9,000 new foster homes must be found in order to avert a crisis this year. Five foster carers talk to Caroline Scott about their experiences. Illustrations by Darren Hopes