Foster Care stories

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Experiences in foster care


Lauren is a short-term carer currently supporting an Indigenous child to be restored to her family


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


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


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

Sharon & Zoë

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


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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Upcoming Events

Shared Lives Training

February 20 & 27

Training for prospective carers, across two full days

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(02) 9569 6933

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7/198-204 Marrickville Rd,
Marrickville, NSW, 2204
M-F: 9am – 5pm (phone only)

Become a foster carer

Find out what is involved in becoming a foster carer with SAF, and the steps in the application process

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a question about foster care or your eligiblity to apply? Most likely we have covered it here!