Oscar nominated star supports Foster Care Fortnight
Oscar nominee Samantha Morton is the latest big name to throw her support behind the Fostering Network’s Foster Care Fortnight campaign.
The film star, who spent time in the care system as a youngster, feels passionately that no child should be without a safe and secure environment in which to grow and develop.
"As a foster child myself I would not be where I am today without the people that were kind enough to help and care for me when others were unable. Please please consider fostering a child."
Samantha joins singer Gareth Gates, the son of foster carers, in supporting this year’s campaign, which beings on Monday 14 May and will highlight the urgent need for more foster carers across the UK.
For more information about fostering and becoming a foster carer, visit www.couldyoufoster.org.uk or ring Fosterline on 0800 040 7675.
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- Foster Care Fortnight is the Fostering Network’s annual campaign to raise awareness of the need for more foster carers. This year it takes place from 14 to 27 May. Download the campaign press pack.
- Around 60,000 children live with 45,000 foster families on any one day in the UK. The Fostering Network estimates that a further 8,750 foster families need to be found in 2012 alone.
- The Fostering Network is the UK’s leading charity for all those involved in fostering, and exists to make life better for fostered children and those who care for them. Follow us on Twitter @fosteringnet