When Sam* arrived, he had nothing but a dummy and his pyjamas. OzChild’s support made things a little easier for his foster carers.
As well as raising their own children, foster carers David and Kelly have provided emergency, short-term and long-term placements to dozens of children and young people, but the night Sam arrived almost broke their hearts.
“Sam was just a toddler when we started caring for him. He turned up on our doorstep with a dummy and his pyjamas, that was it. David and I looked at each other and knew we would care for him for as long as we needed to. Having OzChild’s support made it a little easier,” remembers Kelly.
Children like Sam* come into our care when families are facing vulnerable times. The reasons are often complex and varied, but the challenge of recruiting foster carers remains.
Please will you donate today so we can continue to support our current carers and grow our pool of trained carers, so we never have to turn children like Sam away?
By supporting us this Christmas time you can make a real difference to a child or young person by ensuring a safe and loving home can be found and support to carers can be extended.
*names have been changed to protect privacy.
Thanks to the models who appear in the imagery to protect the identity of our clients.
OzChild is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission ABN 90680959928
All donations over $2 are tax deductible.