making a difference can be its own reward
“It is just the
most rewarding thing
you can do“
April & Anthony
Age of children: 8 years old, 15 years old
Duration of foster care: 2014 to present
April and Anthony* have been foster carers for 5 years, offering short-term, emergency, respite and long-term care at difffernt times. The couple have been caring for two sisters for four years. They are now in the process of applying for Guardianship of these girls. We had a chat to April to learn more about their fostering journey.
Why did you decide to become a foster carer?
April said she was always passionate about becoming a foster carer, having experienced family trauma herself growing up.
Are you happy with the support you have received from SAF?
“The support and training Anthony and I have received from Stretch-A-Family has been incredible” April said.
What do you love about being a foster carer?
“There are so many tiny unimaginable joys – the rewards are huge,” April said.
What would you say to anyone considering becoming a foster carer?
*Names & picture have been changed to protect privacy
This story originally appeared in the St George Leader