When I first started writing my fostering memoirs in 2007 it broke new ground. No one before had dared to write about the hidden sometimes secretive world of fostering and the social services. Since then my books have been constantly in the best-seller charts with 31 books published and over 3.8 million copies sold world-wide. I have been overwhelmed by the response from readers, thousands of whom have emailed, sending their love and best wishes, saying how moved they have been by my books, and sharing their own experiences. Some of those emails are in Comments.
I have been a foster carer for 25 years, during which time I have looked after over 150 children, of all ages and backgrounds. My true-life stories show the suffering and courage of some of the most vulnerable children in our society and have world-wide appeal. My books are also used by trainers and practitioners, working in childcare and child protection.
Check the updates about the children, and on the articles page there is advice about writing and fostering.
Fostering is very demanding but the rewards are never ending. In the UK alone approximately 70,000 children are in the care system. If you are interested in fostering or social work take a look at the organizations listed on the Links page, or find out more by contacting your local social services or an Independent Fostering Agency.