PEOPLE in North Ayrshire are being urged to give a child a home and become a foster carer or adoptive parent.

North Ayrshire Council is looking for people who have a desire to better the life of a child that can no longer be cared for by their family.

They are looking for people who have time, empathy and flexibility. To be eligible you must be over 21, you can be single or in a relationship (for more than two years).

Councillor Robert Foster, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care at North Ayrshire Council, said: “Children who come to the Family Placement Team do so because their birth families are unable to care for them. What unites them is that they need you and they need to grow up in a loving, safe and secure environment.

“Becoming a foster carer or adoptive parent can make a hugely positive difference to a child life. It is also very rewarding experience for our foster carers and adoptive parents. If you think you have what it takes to care for a child and become a foster parent, please contact the Family Placement Team and make a difference to a young person’s life.

“I would encourage everyone to help raise awareness of the campaign by sharing the hashtag #youjusthaventmetmeyet on social media.”

North Ayrshire Adoptive parent said: “People say what a lucky wee boy our adopted son is but we are so lucky to have him in our family. We would do it all again in a heartbeat and would say to people don’t just think it, pick up the phone or send an email today. There are children who need you, you just haven’t met them yet.”

For more information call the Family Placement Team on 01294 310300 or follow NAC on social media.