19 June 2019
The power of one dedicated foster carer
At age 15, Maya was shoplifting, drinking and smoking, and often missed school. The youngest of nine children, Maya had already had many short-term foster care placements when she was placed with sing...
29 May 2019
Foster to adoption brings new beginnings
When Natalie* ended up in a wheelchair after contracting a staph infection in her spine following a routine laparoscopy, she and her partner Grant* had to face some hard truths. Although the laparosco...
7 May 2019
Max's journey to finding a stable family
When he found his mother lying on the floor not moving, 5-year-old Max’s destiny was changed in an instant.Max* phoned 000 and suddenly the house was filled with emergency workers – police, parame...
21 February 2019
A sense of fulfilment money can’t buy
When Ella arrived at her foster home, she was stressed, pushed boundaries and frequently acted out. No wonder really - her parents were separated and struggling with alcohol issues. Ella’s carer, M...