If you don’t live with either of your birth parents, you may feel:
- confused about who you are
- conflicted about your birth parents
- resentful of other children being looked after by your foster carers, or their own children
- anxious about what happens when you turn 18.
You and your carers should receive support from social workers in your local authority – talk to your carers and your social worker about things that are worrying you. They all want the best for you.
There are other places you can go for help:
Childline – has some very useful information online, covering both practical matters and the emotional side.
PAC-UK – an adoption support agency, offers counselling to young people and their families.