Number of islanders looking to adopt or foster doubles

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The number of people looking to foster or adopt children in Jersey has doubled this year. Figures show that 16 islanders contacted Fostering and Adoption Jersey after a campaign by the government to encourage people to consider the role.

Ten people have shown an interest in fostering with the remaining six enquiring about adoption.

Jake Le Caudey, spent his childhood in foster care in Jersey and was the face of the government’s campaign.

Since the age of seven he lived with his foster carers, Pauline and Phil Graham.

Jake has said he is thrilled with how well the campaign has gone so far.

Children’s Minister Senator Sam Mézec thanked Jake for sharing his experience and those people who have enquired about the role.

Thank you to each and every one of you who are prepared to open up your hearts and homes to children and offering many of them the experience of a stable, secure and caring home.

– Senator Sam Mézec, Jersey’s Children’s Minister

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