Around 6,500 children in our region are in care, many with families who're trying to make them feel at home. But it can be an uneasy relationship.
In this month's update from ITV Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - we hear from two girls who over-came their own mistrust, and are now encouraging other cared-for children to embrace their new lives.
For information about ITV Fixers visit the website.
If you are a young person living with a foster family and would like some help or advice, visit the charity Barnardo's website.
In the first of our new ITV Fixers series we meet a hoodie-wearing group from Harwich who want people to look beyond the stereotype.
ITV Anglia is screening a series of films about young people coming up with projects that help in their community. They're called Fixers.