Manchester City Council is currently looking to recruit an extra 50 foster carers over the coming months, and wants to hear from anyone who has room in their homes and their hearts to offer a loving home to a young person, and to give them the chance to experience the kind of celebrations and family life most of us take for granted.
Next week is National Adoption Week and an adoptive mum from south Manchester has shared her story to encourage others to think about adopting.
Public invited to 'phone a foster carer' during Foster Care Fortnight
Foster carers can make a huge difference to a child's life at a time when they need it most, and anyone who is interested in fostering is invited to find out more at one of two special events coming up at the Forum Centre, Wythenshawe.
Former foster child, 19 year old Chris Moakes, was the star turn and guest of honour at the annual foster carer awards ceremony held at Manchester Town Hall.
Around 200 young people are set to receive special commendations and awards today at Manchester City Council's annual Achievement Awards for looked after children, young people and care leavers.