Foster parenting: a vocation or a way to make extra money?

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There's a shortage of foster carers in the UK. Does it pay enough to attract new carers?

Following the Baby P tragedy, there's been a massive upsurge in the number of children being taken into care.

A report by the Fostering Network in 2011 found that an extra 9,000 foster carers would be needed this year in order to cope with the upsurge in youngsters needing families.%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%