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  • Foster caring showed us a different way of living

    Posted on 15 Sep 2017

    With more than 20 years experience as foster carers in New Zealand, Anne and Sarah knew they wanted to continue their journey as carers when they settled in Australia. It ... Read More

  • The love is different - a positive different

    Posted on 14 Sep 2017

    Kiama Downs couple Emma and Adam work as a registered nurse and an Aboriginal mental health care professional. They are also long-term foster parents to Brittany (name changed) who is ... Read More

  • 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