Tracy and John - Foster care veterans making a big difference locally

Posted on 17 Feb 2015

If you have any question about foster care, ask Tracy and John — they are seasoned veterans. The energetic couple decided to become foster carers five years ago when they realised there were so many kids in western Sydney who needed a loving home.

“Our three boys were getting older and John and I decided it was time to help children in need,” said Tracy. “We have the space in our home and room in our hearts to provide a safe and caring environment.”

The couple is urging more people to break the mould and consider foster caring with MacKillop Family Services.

Tracy and John started with short-term, crisis and respite care for children aged zero to seven years . Five years on they have cared for more than 40 children and now focus on crisis and short term care for babies aged zero to two years of age. They are also in the process of adopting their five-year-old foster daughter who they have cared for since she was a newborn.

“There is an urgent need for more crisis and short term foster carers in western Sydney with many local kids being placed in inappropriate accommodation as a result”, said Tracy.

“Our dream was always to provide these kids with a stable home environment. If you have considered becoming a foster care please get in touch with an agency like MacKillop Family Services to find out more.”

MacKillop foster carers have varied backgrounds, lifestyles and family situations. But all share a passion for improving the lives of children and young people.

MacKillop provides all foster carers with ongoing support, training and regular breaks.

To find out more about becoming a MacKillop foster carer please call 1300 791 677 or visit mackillop.org.au/fostercare.

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