More than 500 new foster families are needed in Wales over the next year to keep up with demand, a charity has warned.
The Fostering Network is launching a campaign to encourage more people to become carers.
It says at least 550 new families are needed and without them some children will find themselves living a long way from school and friends.
They also warn children could be split up from brothers and sisters, or matched with unsuitable foster carers.
Sarah, a foster carer from Swansea, said it can make a “real difference” for a child.
Colin Turner, director of The Fostering Network in Wales, said there are around 4,700 children and young people living with foster families: