Have a look at some of the latest media stories about the wonderful work done by foster carers in New South Wales!

The Sydney Morning Herald spoke with Andrew, a foster carer who works at PwC, about PwC’s groundbreaking parental leave policy that includes & supports foster carers 18/9/17 http://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace-relations/pwc-makes-parental-leave-more-flexible-for-dads-mums-and-foster-carers-20170916-gyirok.html

The Wentworth Courier spoke with Amera & her son Brad who she adopted from foster carer 16/9/17 http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/wentworth-courier/amera-eid-is-changing-lives-by-being-a-foster-carer-for-fostering-nsw/news-story/8554ad174868b2504a4232f2144f2160

Kinderling interviewed with Sarah & Jane, carers with Stretch-A-Family, for Foster Care Week 14/9/17 https://www.kinderling.com.au/kinderling-conversation/foster-care-week-2017

The Star Observer spoke with John and Jonathan, long-term carers to a sibling group with Key Assets, for Foster Care Week 13/9/17 http://www.starobserver.com.au/news/national-news/gay-dads-fostering-three-children/161901

The Western Advocate celebrated Veritas House foster carer of the year, Jacquie 13/9/17 http://www.westernadvocate.com.au/story/4921475/bathurst-carer-humbled-by-award/

ABC News spoke with Aboriginal carer Joanne for Foster Care Week 12/9/17 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-12/aboriginal-foster-parents-needed-desperately-in-nsw/8900022

The Queanbeyan Age spoke to Fiona & John, CareSouth carers for Foster Care Week 11/9/17 http://www.queanbeyanagechronicle.com.au/story/4912521/nsw-in-need-of-foster-carers/?cs=1529

The Land spoke with respite carers Kellie & Mitch, from CareSouth for Foster Care Week 11/9/17 http://www.theland.com.au/story/4914205/hundreds-of-new-foster-carers-needed-in-nsw/

The South Coast Register spoke with respite carers Kellie & Mitch, from CareSouth for Foster Care Week 8/9/17 http://www.southcoastregister.com.au/story/4908758/shoalhaven-couple-changing-a-young-life/

The Daily Liberal spoke with respite carers Kellie & Mitch, from CareSouth for Foster Care Week 8/9/17 http://www.dailyliberal.com.au/story/4911577/foster-care-week-starts-on-sunday/

The Sydney Morning Herald spoke with respite carers Kellie & Mitch, from CareSouth for Foster Care Week 10/9/17 http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/hundreds-of-new-foster-carers-needed-in-nsw-to-help-vulnerable-kids-in-care-20170907-gycioq.html

The Maitland Mercury spoke with carers Christine & Jeff for Foster Care Week 7/9/17 http://www.maitlandmercury.com.au/story/4907678/care-can-make-a-difference/

NBN News spoke with Abcare worker Bruce, and carers the Fullers, about the huge need for Indigenous carers on the Mid North Coast VIDEO 6/9/17 http://www.nbnnews.com.au/2017/09/06/desperate-need-for-indigenous-foster-carers/

MiNDFOOD spoke with Carolyn & Ian, carers with CareSouth, for Foster Care Week 3/9/17 https://www.mindfood.com/article/foster-care-week-2017/

The Blacktown Sun spoke to Laura & Matthew, carers with Marist180, about the urgent need for more cares for teens in Western Sydney 25/7/17 http://www.blacktownsun.com.au/story/4798905/charity-aims-to-give-the-gift-of-family/

ABC News spoke with John & Dennis, carers with Barnardos, about their experience fostering teens 2/6/17 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-02/foster-care-crisis-for-older-children-in-new-south-wales/8671238

The Sydney Morning Herald spoke with Meredith & Elliott, carers with FACS, about their fostering to open adoption experience 2/6/17 http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/more-foster-children-adopted-after-government-reforms-pru-goward-says-20170702-gx2ykn.html

ABC News spoke with CareSouth foster carers Ian & Christine after they received a Queen’s Birthday Award 12/06/17 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-12/queens-birthday-honours-for-nsw/8606378

SBS spoke with Grandparent carers Eddie & Rose from Burran Dalai, about the need for – and value of – Aboriginal carers 9/06/17 http://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2017/06/09/ensuring-aboriginal-children-care-are-connected-family-and-culture

The Area News spoke with foster carer & adoptive parent Jane, about the great relationship she has formed with Bio mum Diane & their Open Adoption 8/06/17 http://www.areanews.com.au/story/4717378/damiens-two-mothers/?cs=670

The Daily Liberal spoke with Shayne & Paul, carers with Ngurambang, about the huge need for more Aboriginal foster carers 2/06/17 http://www.dailyliberal.com.au/story/4704872/parents-cant-see-life-any-other-way-video/

The Area News spoke with Mark & Karen, carers with CareSouth, about the need for more carers in the Murrumbidgee/Riverina region 1/05/17 http://www.areanews.com.au/story/4699550/giving-a-child-safety/?cs=670

The Blacktown Advocate spoke with Dave, carer with Marist180, about his experience as a single-Dad foster carer 30/05/17 http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/blacktown-advocate/single-father-breaks-stereotypes-to-battle-the-soaring-need-for-foster-carers-in-western-sydney/news-story/80eab34ec47e1ed29587829c79327093

The Sydney Morning Herald spoke with Matthew & Deana, carers with FACS, about their fostering to open adoption experience 28/05/17 http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/why-deana-and-matthew-adopted-an-entire-family-20170525-gwcpnu.html

WIN News Illawarra spoke with Jan & Ken, carers with CareSouth, about the need for more carers for sibling groups 23/05/17 https://www.facebook.com/WINNewsIllawarra/videos/1767350389948363/

The Daily Liberal spoke with Emma & Nathan, carers with Challenge, about some of the misconceptions around who can become a foster carer 16/15/17 http://www.dailyliberal.com.au/story/4664885/foster-caring-life-changing-to-young-old/?cs=112

The Goulburn Post covered the awarding of the NSW Government Community Service Award to Merinda, carer with CareSouth, presented by MP Pru Goward 23/04/17 http://www.goulburnpost.com.au/story/4612860/foster-carer-takes-community-award/?cs=181

SBS News spoke with Glai, carer with Creating Links, about the rewards of providing foster care 19/04/17 http://www.sbs.com.au/topics/life/article/2017/04/03/i-am-not-outcast-kids-care-speak-out-against-social-stigma

The Namoi Valley Independent spoke with John and Verity, carers with Challenge Community Service, about the need for more carers in the Hunter 30/03/17 http://www.nvi.com.au/story/4566363/we-wouldnt-swap-the-care-for-quids/?cs=373

SBS News spoke with Brendan & Paul, carers with Barnardos Australia, about the call out for more LGBTI people to consider becoming foster carers VIDEO 3/03/17 http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/03/01/call-more-lgbt-foster-carers-number-children-need-tops-43000 

The Goulburn Post spoke with Cindy, carer with Challenge Community Services, about her long-term desire to become a foster carer, and her new foster care placement 25/01/17 http://www.goulburnpost.com.au/story/4426308/information-session-on-fostering/

Mamamia spoke with Jo, carer with Key Asssets, about her choice to become a foster carer rather than having children of her own 16/01/17 http://www.mamamia.com.au/emergency-foster-care/#disqus_thread

The Penrith City Gazette spoke with Deirdre and Barry, great-grandparents & carers with FACS, about providing foster care as older people http://www.penrithcitygazette.com.au/story/4329736/foster-care-a-loving-home/

The Daily Liberal spoke with Sharon, carer with FACS, about the need for more carers in Western NSW 27/11/16 http://www.dailyliberal.com.au/story/4319237/foster-care-plea/

The Australian spoke with Monica, carer with Barnardos and Pi Wei, carer with Life Without Barriers 25/11/16 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/life/health-wellbeing/kids-crying-out-for-a-place-to-call-home/news-story/895906708dc8fd303ce9558e397df90c

The Daily Telegraph spoke to Sharon, carer with Barnardos VIDEO 12/11/16 http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/figures-expose-the-foster-care-crisis-in-australia/news-story/769356e54bf468c813962ffe85c64f81

SBS News spoke with Mo & Samar, carers with Creating Links VIDEO 7/11/16 http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/11/03/calls-more-multicultural-foster-carers

Why foster mum Danielle insisted on getting to know her foster daughter’s birth mum.

17-year-old Esther Williams’ family includes two foster children and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Mamamia speaks to Veronica, carer with KARI to Aboriginal children 6/10/16 http://www.mamamia.com.au/fostering-aboriginal-children/

Coffs Coast Advocate on the need for more foster carers 20/9/16 http://www.coffscoastadvocate.com.au/news/foster-carers-are-in-short-supply/3091538/

Northern Star speaks to Sharon, carer with CASPA 12/9/16 http://www.northernstar.com.au/news/a-better-chance-at-life-for-brothers/3088610/

Kidspot speaks to Brendan and Paul, carers with Barnardos VIDEO 16/9/16 http://www.kidspot.com.au/parenting/parenthood/relationships/fostering-is-everything-that-we-wanted-and-nothing-we-expected

FOR THE LOVE OF A FOSTER CARER

Illawarra Mercury speaks to Warren and Tammy, carers with MacKillop Family Services 12/9/16 http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/4157753/the-illawarra-couple-who-have-opened-their-home-to-more-than-50-foster-kids/

Foster Care Dad – An Everyday Hero

Wollondilly Advertiser speaks to Cathy and David, carers with CatholicCare 8/9/16 http://www.wollondillyadvertiser.com.au/story/4152543/the-important-work-of-foster-carers/

Lessons learned from a foster mother.

St George and Sutherland Shire Leader speak to Megan and Gavin, carers with Anglicare 2/9/16 http://www.theleader.com.au/story/4135895/lugarno-couple-open-their-home-and-hearts-to-kids-in-need/?cs=1255

mnnews.today speaks with Fiona, carer with CatholicCare 19/8/16 http://mnnews.today/social-services/2016/12366-what-is-it-really-like-to-be-a-foster-carer/

Rouse Hill Times speaks to Kelly, carer and founder of Foster Care Angels 21/7/16 http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/rouse-hill-times/foster-carer-honoured-by-recognition-from-rotary/news-story/034d1dfa1388c61ad19b97b616655d96

The Daily Edition spoke to Jules Allen, foster carer and former Master Chef contestant VIDEO 1/7/16 http://bcove.me/nmfjml5f

Illawarra Mercury highlighting the need for more carers 9/9/16  http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/4153463/foster-care-week-out-of-home-carers-are-needed/

ACWA speaks with Tara and Chris, carers with Stretch-A-Family 14/6/16 http://www.acwa.asn.au/acwa/news-media/spotlight-news/meet-tara-and-chris-–-short-and-long-term-carers?utm_source=ACWA+Master&utm_campaign=862bf2c84f-What_s_New_ACWA_15_6_166_15_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b54d20dd6f-862bf2c84f-95263889

Illawarra Mercury Highlighting the need for more carers 9/9/16 http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/4153408/foster-care-week-carers-can-create-a-future-that-inspires/