Do you have a bottomless supply of energy and patience, particularly from 4 o’clock onwards?
Are you well-organised and yet spontaneous and able to think on your feet?
Do you believe chairs and sitting in them to be over-rated?
Are you physically strong, thick-skinned and able to deal with some degree of public humiliation?
Are you startlingly assertive and yet also non-competitive (ie do the words ‘donkey’ and ‘nativity’ give you a warm feeling?).
Are you a self-starter and a sticker atter, good at mazes and labyrinths?
Are you able to withstand bad and sickly poetry (with much overuse of the word ‘heart’)?
Do you enjoy drinking overstewed tea and eating Nice biscuits (fingers) in windowless conference rooms?
Are you happy to let yourself go for a few years? (this post may preclude shopping in actual shops for some time)
Do you carry a child-shaped hole in your soul?
If you can answer ‘yes’ to all the above, then you are wanted and needed by children in this country now. Please contact Adoption and Fostering Recruitment at your local social services department.