During the two weeks, fostering services around the UK hold events and promote in their communities and through their local media the urgent need for more foster carers.
Each year Foster Care Fortnight helps raise the awareness of fostering, and in particular encourages people to consider becoming foster carers.
Capital One also partners with Bruce Willis' National Foster Care Fund (NFCF), the Children's Action Network (CAN) and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DTFA) on a national scholarship program, Fostering
a Future, to benefit youth and children in foster care.
Current federal funding rules can be a straitjacket to state and local efforts to reform our troubled foster care systems," said Jess McDonald, Co-Director of Fostering Results and former Director of the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services.
The report was issued by Fostering Results, a national, nonpartisan project to raise awareness of issues facing children in foster care.