What’s behind our name?

Posted on 31 July 2018
Category News

The My Forever Family NSW name reflects the aim of our program – to support all children to have a safe, nurturing and stable upbringing within a family environment.

For each child, this will look different. Some children will grow up within their family of origin; some will spend time with respite carers, who form part of their ‘extended’ family; some children who are unable to live with birth family  may become part of two families – retaining contact with their birth family and living permanently with their guardians or adoptive family; and some children will live with kin. 

Whatever the case may be, parents and carers play a critical role in a child’s ‘family’ upbringing and sense of security and belonging. 

Forever families are about connection.

We assist carers to support children’s relationships with their families of origin, even if they cannot live with them.

Forever families include birth families.

A large part of our program supports restoration and short-term carers as part of a wider program in NSW to ensure that as many children as possible stay with, or are restored to, their birth families.

Forever families include carers, guardians and adoptive parents. 

When a child cannot return safely to their homes, we provide support and training to long-term carers, guardians and adoptive parents so that children have the best possible chance of stability and nurture.

Contact us to find out how you can become part of a child’s forever family journey: call 1300 782 975 or email us at enquiries@myforeverfamily.org.au