It’s been three years since Sarah-Jo and her family made the decision to make a difference in another child’s life and they haven’t looked back since.
In those three years the Tamworth mother and stepmother of eight has fostered over 20 children and believes it’s a rewarding and life changing experience.
The sad reality that some children live each day in broken homes is what motivated her to put her hand up and become a foster carer with Challenge Children’s Services.
“Seeing children and hearing about children who do not have a safe bed to sleep in at night, and empty tummies is why I wanted to help,” she said.
Sarah-Jo has volunteered for different forms of care including respite, short term and long term stays. While her family may have already been larger than most kind hearted Sarah-Jo said there is always room for more.
“It has brought joy and different personalities into our family network and brings the family together in a lot of ways,” she said.
There are currently 52 children in foster care and 42 carer households who are provided with support by Challenge Foster Care in the Tamworth district alone. But the organisation believes more carers are needed.
If you can open up your home and heart to a child, please contact Challenge Foster Care on 1800 084 954.
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