The country as a whole was really increasing in prosperity; Edward was fostering
trade, and the towns and some of the town-merchants were becoming wealthy; but the oppressiveness of the feudal system, now becoming outgrown, was apparent, abuses in society and state and church were almost intolerable, and the spirit which was to create our modern age, beginning already in Italy to move toward the Renaissance, was felt in faint stirrings even so far to the North as England.
I see the difficulty, I replied; yet the fostering
of such a belief will make them care more for the city and for one another.
And now, released from the fostering
care of men with pens behind the ears, or of men with gold lace on the sleeves, they were like those lifelong prisoners who, liberated after many years, do not know what use to make of their freedom.
The latter perfume, with the fostering
aid of boiling water and lemon-peel, diffused itself throughout the room, and became so highly concentrated around the warm fireside, that the wind passing over the house roof must have rushed off charged with a delicious whiff of it, after buzzing like a great bee at that particular chimneypot.
Every year The Fostering
Network co-ordinates Foster Care Fortnight, supporting fostering
services to celebrate the fantastic work of Welsh foster carers and to promote the need for more foster care families in Wales.
Foster Care Fortnight 2006, the annual campaign which raises the profile of fostering
and highlights the need for more foster carers, kicks off today.
Kinship care centers for grandparents who are fostering