Blog

  • Blending families, transforming lives

    Posted on 11 Sep 2017

    There are many blended families but in the happy home of Western Sydney couple, Tracey and Nigel, its a little bit different. Not only does their family include five older ... Read More

  • An advocate for other children in care

    Posted on 09 Sep 2017

    Like many 14 year olds, Jack* is passionate about sport, both on the field and as a keen follower of several codes. But he is certainly not your average young ... Read More

  • The rewards are too many to count

    Posted on 26 Jun 2017

    Leanne Bartlett vividly remembers her first foster care placement 22 years ago. A single mother at the time with two toddlers of her own, Leannes home swiftly grew with the ... Read More

  • We love everything about fostering

    Posted on 19 Jun 2017

    When people picture their retirement, it rarely features ferrying a 10-year-old to weekly netball, swimming and dance activities. But that is just what life looks like for Malua Bay couple, Elizabeth ... Read More

  • From zero to 100 with no looking back

    Posted on 15 Jun 2017

    Eighteen months ago, Peta had no intention of becoming a foster carer. The epiphany came when she split up from her partner and realised she wanted children in her life. ... Read More

  • Love and trust in abundance

    Posted on 13 Jun 2017

    Debra McNeil had only recently moved to Hamilton when she attended a farming show to learn more about rural life and her country community. But rather than come away with ... Read More

  • "It's very rewarding - that's the only way I can sum it up"

    Posted on 09 Jun 2017

    Blacktown couple Tracy and John Connolly are committed foster carers who started fostering over eight years ago when they realised there were so many children out there who needed a ... Read More

  • Transforming their own lives and the lives of others

    Posted on 07 Jun 2017

    Sometimes life takes unexpected turns. Ten years ago, American Nelly Coenraad never would have imaged shed be living in Australia, married to a professional basketball player, with three foster children ... Read More

  • Foster care has enriched our lives

    Posted on 06 Jun 2017

    Like most foster carers, it was the desire to make a difference in a childs life that first attracted Agapi and her husband Manny to the idea of fostering. That ... Read More

  • Supporting children for three generations, and counting...

    Posted on 11 Apr 2017

    Caring for children in need has been a focus of Paulines life for many years. Today, along with husband Shane and her family, Pauline continues to transform the lives of ... Read More