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Teen urges families to open doors to foster children

Ruby Macey says she was incredibly jealous when her parents adopted Photo: ITV News

A teenager from Wiltshire, whose family recently adopted, is urging other families to open their doors to foster children.

Ruby Macey from Tidworth has created a film, with the help of charity Fixers, to dispel some of the fears, and point out the plusses of a newcomer joining the family:

Ruby's film coincides with a 20% rise in the number of foster homes needed in the last 12 months.

The teenager has also created a booklet to help the birth children of foster families come to terms with the process, and overcome feelings of guilt and jealousy.

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