Foster Care stories

Carer Perspectives
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Experiences in foster care


Felicity & her husband have 3 biological children, and provide long term care for Benjy who has special needs.


Dave is a long term carer with his wife Nykki. He loves providing security for the kids in his care

Sharon & Zoë

Sharon & Zoë are short-term, respite & emergency carers


Pauline has been a carer with SAF for over 17 years! She provides long term care plus short term care for babies entering care 


Nykki is a long term carer with her husband Dave. The kids in her care call Nykki “Mama Gigi”

Brett & Josh

Brett & Josh are adopting a child from foster care

April & Anthony

April and Anthony are applying for Guardianship of two sisters who have been in their care for four years


Paula has a biological daughter and they foster a toddler

Biological children


Read Emma’s story as the foster sibling of William

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