WATCH: Lesbian Couple Talk About Having Foster Kids
It’s in honour of Foster Care Week and it will melt your heart, and open your mind to the possibilities.
Kaz and Jo, via Life Without Barriers
Foster and Kinship Care Week is not just about celebrating and recognising our amazing carers, it is about reaching out and finding as many compassionate individuals, couples and families to become Foster Carers by providing long and short-term care or weekend respite foster care for children and young people who are unable to live with their families.
See NSW couple Kaz and Jo share their story here:
When you become a Foster Carer, the children who come into your home will present both challenges and wonderful opportunities. The challenge is caring for children who may have experienced difficult circumstances in their life and may be insecure, frightened and sometimes angry. The opportunity is the love, understanding and patience they receive from you and the huge difference this can make in their life, as well as yours. If you can provide a safe, stable and nurturing home the foster and kinship care state teams at Life Without Barriers would love to hear from you.
“Our children come from a range of circumstances and reflect the diversity of our communities. We need carers who reflect that diversity to support children to remain connected to culture and community. This is especially important for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, who may need support to return home or be cared for by members of their own community,” says Life Without Barriers Manager of Carer Recruitment Deanne Carroll.
To look into whether foster parenting is a viable choice for you, check out www.fostercare.lwb.org.au.