A rather long pre-amble – I have been working on this post for a while (due to my own life
For most of us, festive season (in any religion and culture) is a time of coming together and joy. Here
I have been writing this blog from a space of intention. My intention has been to spread messages of a
This is such a big subject to unpack in a post but hopefully I can do it justice in a
Build a village of support for you, your family and the child/ren you care for. Understand what therapeutic support has
I have had plenty of these! Like any parent/carer, these days do not discriminate just because I didn’t have the
As I have mentioned in earlier posts, the foster care sector (government and non-government) has traditionally recruited carers with a
There is no way to avoid the reality that children who enter care (foster, relative/kin care) are highly likely to
It is more aptly referred to as ‘open adoption’ as the premise is that whilst a child legally joins your
Before I became a foster carer, I always imagined I would adopt a child at some point in my life.
The short answer is no. Instead, an allowance is paid on a fortnightly basis to support adults to care for
Once you have decided you would like to be a foster carer, your next critical decision is choosing an agency
As a foster, relative/kin carer it is good to accept quite early that it is highly likely that you will
It is incredibly sad to reflect on the statistics for Aboriginal children in out-of-home-care in Australia. Whilst Aboriginal children represent
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