8 August 2018
Foster love: a critical link
At age 13, Ella was living with her mum who was struggling to overcome alcohol abuse issues. Her dad, now living in Queensland, had similar issues. Both parents wanted to keep Ella. But Ella needed so...
27 July 2018
A helping hand for a traumatised child
Stella was a little girl facing multiple psychological and physical challenges, and an uncertain future. When they put up their hands to help, foster carers Liz and Harry knew they were not signing up...
9 July 2018
The power of predictability
When a child or young person experiences trauma, their world is thrown into chaos; nothing is predictable and life can feel out of control. They may have witnessed domestic violence and other distress...
6 June 2018
Giving hope in the face of a bleak future
Daniel was a healthy, happy baby full of life when suddenly everything changed. Rushed to hospital with multiple injuries at 3 months old, Daniel’s great aunty and uncle, Lesley and Steve, still don...
10 May 2018
A family for life
We all want every child and young person to have a stable, safe and permanent home for life where they can thrive. But did you know that in NSW there are 18,000 children in need of out of home care? ...
19 April 2018
Giving a child a safe home for life
If you’ve ever yearned to be a parent, you’ll understand that physical ache to hold a small baby, hoist a toddler onto your hip or kick a ball in the park with your son or daughter. When everyone ...
12 March 2018
Opening homes, and hearts, to kids in need
Adoption reforms that were brought into effect in NSW in 2016 have seen a surge in open adoptions and a dramatic reduction in approval times.Since the changes, foster carers who wish to adopt a child ...