There are thousands of children in the care system in the Midlands but foster places are always in short supply. As part of foster care fortnight councils across the region are holding recruitment drives to find more carers.
Central News has been spoken to one inspirational foster mother who's already looked after more than 50 children - and to one of the young people whose life she turned around.
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