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From Adversity to Possibility – One Foster Care Couples’ Journey

Soph and I had been together for three years when we attended our first foster care information evening, but it was another six years before we finally became foster carers. In the intervening years, we reflected on why we wanted to take this step. We had interesting work lives, a close circle of family and …

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Foster and kinship care: Take the leap — Justin’s story

While it was his ex-partner who initially floated the idea, it was Justin who took the leap to become a foster carer — a decision that set him on an incredibly rewarding adventure. As an LGBTIQ+ foster carer, Justin said his sexuality was never a roadblock. “If you’ve got the time and a home, you’ve …

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Queensland couple Shannon and Justin open up about becoming foster carers

As a couple, Shannon Toner and Justin Smith wanted to make a positive difference in the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in our society. They became foster carers and have been caring for children in need for nearly three years, writes Destiny Rogers. “More than 9,000 children in Queensland are in need …

Make A Difference To A Child’s Life With This New Foster Carers Program

Foster care agency Key Assets is looking for people who are interested in becoming foster carers as part of a new program, Pathways to Stability. The program will help children and young people in residential care or the youth justice system, transition into a family-based placement. The program will not only support transitioning from residential …