Nes grew up knowing the love and kindness of her Turkish Muslim parents who informally welcomed children into their care….

Posted on 18 October 2022

Michelle and Marc started their journey as registered foster carers four years ago and have dedicated themselves to improving the…

Posted on 18 October 2022

Kerrie-Anne was an early childhood educator for 25 years before one little boy changed the trajectory of her and her…

Posted on 18 October 2022

Two decades of marriage and memories have been enriched with foster caring for Kate and Andrew who have been named…

Posted on 18 October 2022

Cameron relished his freedom as a single man travelling the country and was surprised to find settling down and opening…

Posted on 18 October 2022

Barbara has accomplished a lot in her lifetime. She’s a registered nurse, natural therapist, aromatherapist, reflexologist and an educator with…

Posted on 18 October 2022

Shauna has been a registered carer for over 4 years. She is experienced in restorative care, short-term, part-time, emergency and…

Posted on 18 October 2022

Susan has been a registered carer of children and young people for nearly three decades. She provides a variety of…

Posted on 24 August 2022

Lesley raised five of her own children and when she gave birth to her youngest child she decided to move…

Posted on 22 August 2022

Growing up in England Beth learned early on about the impactful and important work providing care to children without permanent…

Posted on 8 August 2022

Jenny has been a carer for over 14 years and the many small triumphs have added up to a huge…

Posted on 25 July 2022

The two and a half years that Ronnie* has cared for now 13-year-old Kaisey and her younger brothers Rory and…

Posted on 11 July 2022

Driven by their dream of having a big family like the ones they were raised in, Carly and her husband…

Posted on 1 July 2022

Mel and Kate have cared for 10 children since they first started out as emergency carers. Both working full time…

Posted on 31 March 2022

Shauna is a wise and understanding carer who loves the connections she makes with families. She is the guardian of…

Posted on 2 December 2021

Julie has been an emergency and part-time carer since 2016 and had around 50 children through her doors. She enjoys…

Posted on 25 November 2021

Small business owners Mark Vanderweyde and his partner, Chris, had long held the mistaken belief that being gay meant they…

Posted on 3 March 2021

The day that a little boy reached out to hold her hand for the very first time, melted Carmen Gould’s…

Posted on 28 September 2020

I am a teacher and seven years ago a student in my class was taken into care. He was removed…

Posted on 27 August 2020

As a semi-retired empty nester, Margi Garretty could happily be looking forward to some “down” time at this stage in…

Posted on 23 July 2020

Carer and author Penny Jaye has engaged her literary talents, to share a beautifully unique insight into the experience of…

Posted on 25 June 2020

Carers for less than a year, Kate and Ryan always knew they wanted to build a family and they were…

Posted on 28 May 2020

My husband and I had always thought about fostering and my sister-in-law told us about an event where they were…

Posted on 29 April 2020

Victoria recalls always having a ‘full life’ – a career in engineering, combined with caring for her ageing parents and…

Posted on 29 March 2020

Kylie and Darren Pitt consider themselves blessed, with two foster children placed with them within less than a week of…

Posted on 29 January 2020

Sue and husband Neil Coutts have fostered over 60 children in 26 years, and have a strong desire to support…

Posted on 19 December 2019

As a police officer in the children’s court, I’d seen plenty of kids who needed out-of-home care. Countless little ones…

Posted on 28 August 2019

Watching TV soap ‘Home and Away’ as a 10-year-old seeing Pippa and Tom take in displaced and needy kids helped…

Posted on 24 July 2019

Caring for kids was always a part of our plan – but no plan can prepare you for the unimaginable…

Posted on 28 June 2019

Connie cares for seven children – she is a single mum and a grandparent. I became a foster carer in…

Posted on 25 March 2019

Sarah has been the sole carer for her four grandchildren for many years. She told My Forever Family about the…

Posted on 22 February 2019

I have been fostering for 40 odd years.  I do not number my children, they all have names, so how…

Posted on 19 December 2018

My foster daughter Zoe came to live with me almost a year after I made my decision to become a…

Posted on 24 October 2018