Birdie McDonald

Outstanding Achievement Award – sponsored by Good Housekeeping

Birdie McDonald, a 62-year-old Afro-Caribbean woman who started fostering in 1974 and by 2003 had fostered over 700 children in addition to bringing up three children of her own. It was a tremendous feat to have helped so many children and young people and the ‘happy endings’ on reaching adulthood of so many of them was a true indication of her skill, love and commitment as a foster parent.