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Children in the North West and Yorkshire need loving foster families. Can you become a foster carer with your local authority and help local children achieve their ambition?  Take a look at our stories and find out more about what fostering means for children near you.

If you'd like the opportunity to chat with someone about fostering there are information events across the region. To find one near you take a look at our events page.

Zak wants to be a superhero…

Zak is 6 and a real chatterbox and loves being around other people, especially playing outside. He’s a whizz on his bike and can do some ‘wicked’ tricks on his trampoline. Zak loves going to the soft play centre as a treat after school.

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Jenny is fostering five children

Jenny, 52, who has fostered with Warrington Borough Council for two years, said: “Before my husband and I got married, we said we wanted three children of our own and to adopt a child too. Which I know is quite unusual to have that mind-set from the outset, but I think my childhood had a big impact on that decision. Terry had a very happy childhood, but my world turned upside down at 14, when my mum passed away.

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Making the first step to becoming a foster carer can be hard - why not start by coming to an information event near… https://t.co/ibjtI8Coj1
10 January 2019 - 10:45
“It’s the best thing I’ve ever done. I can truly say that fostering is my vocation in life." Read Lauren's inspirin… https://t.co/CFD2cc2w0U
6 January 2019 - 10:25
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3 January 2019 - 10:20

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