You are here:

  1. Home
  2. Foster carer stories

Foster carer stories

  • Althea and Ben McKeown

    Althea and Ben McKeown's desire to see children remain in their communities and stay connected with their culture has cemented their roles as foster carers for over a decade now.

  • Chris Pye

    It took Chris Pye and Sophiaan Subhan six years to make the decision to become foster carers. It only took a moment for them to know they had made the right decision.

  • Daveena Lawlor

    Daveena and Des Lawlor were deciding about either getting into a bus and travelling around Australia with their son or becoming foster carers — they chose to become foster carers and have never looked back.

  • Donald Mathias

    Love is the key ingredient for Donald Mathias and Millicent Okoh. The love we are giving them and the return of love to us.

  • Matt Twigge

    The Twigges believe that "people come into your life for a reason" and that kids come into their lives and they leave being able to count, or say the alphabet.

  • Meegan Reeve

    Meegan believes that "If we can change one person's life then we are doing well".

  • Renee Allan

    Jim and Renee Allan say team-work is the key to succeeding as foster carers. Trust your partner. You have to be so consistent and you have to have a game plan.

  • Rose Pearse

    When Rose Pearse became a foster carer 11 years ago she never could have imagined the path her life would take.

  • Sarah Cox

    Sarah Cox says she really doesn't want to have kids of her own, but acknowledges that there are lots of children who need a foster carer.