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01 August 2019

The power of one dedicated foster carer

At age 15, Maya* was shoplifting, drinking and smoking, and often missed school. She had already had many short-term foster care placements when she was placed with single foster carer, Jeannette*.

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06 June 2019

Focus on feelings: one way to help a child with behaviours of concern

When a young person you are caring for is showing behaviours of concern, it can be difficult to know how to respond.

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29 May 2019

Foster to adoption brings new beginnings

When Natalie* ended up in a wheelchair after contracting a staph infection in her spine following a routine laparoscopy, she and her partner Grant* had to face some hard truths. Although the laparoscopy revealed no...

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07 May 2019

Max's journey to finding a stable family

When he found his mother lying on the floor not moving, 5-year-old Max’s destiny was changed in an instant.

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01 May 2019

How Supervised Contact Workers support children and young people in foster care

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03 April 2019

What support will I receive as a foster carer?

Have you ever thought about becoming a foster carer? The experience of helping a child in need and supporting their development at a crucial time in their lives can be hugely rewarding. Our community of foster carers...

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21 February 2019

A sense of fulfilment money can’t buy

When Ella* arrived at her foster home, she was stressed, pushed boundaries and frequently acted out. No wonder really - her parents were separated and struggling with alcohol issues. 

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12 December 2018

A home for life: more than one way to make a family

After discovering that pregnancy was not going to be possible, Sarah* and Adam* tried to convince themselves they would be happy building a different life together – one without children. But the couple found it...

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13 November 2018

A safe haven: grandparents step into the breach

Having brought up three children, Doug* and Nancy* weren’t expecting to have a second family. But when their son and daughter-in-law separated around seven years ago, they were ever ready to help  their two...

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09 October 2018

5 steps to becoming a foster carer

Becoming a foster carer is a big decision. But it’s likely to be one of the best things you ever do. Although it can be challenging at times, caring for a child or young person in need is hugely rewarding and can...

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