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Last Updated: Thursday, 21 February 2008, 14:56 GMT
Parent plea for foster children
A council has issued an appeal for more people of black and ethnic minority origin to adopt or foster children.

There are 26 Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) children in foster care across Gloucestershire, but only six BME foster care households.

Adopters for older children and siblings are especially sought.

Councillor Paul McLain said: "We want to offer local BME children the chance to be cared for and brought up within their own cultural background."

He added: "Our children deserve the best possible start in life. That means offering the opportunity to foster and adopt to the widest possible range of people. It is always our first ambition to find a family to reflect the child's ethnicity."



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