Fostering fathers: Sir Mark Hedley, a High Court judge, is
one of several professional men who are also
foster fathers and are supporting the
Evangelical Alliance's (EA) Home for Good campaign this
Father's Day (15 June).
The Alliance says that the Fostering Network reports that
while there are 52,500 foster families looking
after 63,000 children in the UK,
another 8600 families are still needed to be found this
The Home for Good campaign is encouraging Christian men to
come forward to provide homes.
Dr Krish Kandiah, a director of the EA, and himself a foster
father, said: "We have been travelling the country talking to
churches about this and many women say they would love to be foster
carers, but it is their husbands putting the brakes on their family
"I am calling on men to step forward and be the father
that these vulnerable children need."