Kerry Post has over 12 years of foster care experience and has cared for 48 children in that time.
Kerry and her husband have two children of their own and signed up to be foster carers when they saw an advertisement at their daughter’s primary school.
“I’m so glad we made the decision to become foster carers. It’s been more rewarding than I can put into words” Kerry said.
“Uniting has been so supportive. You can tell they really value their foster carers, as much as the children they’re supporting.”
Kerry has one key piece of advice for foster carers.
“Perseverance, especially if it’s your first time,” she said.
“The reality is, you’re going to get your hard cases, and some easier cases, but the reward of knowing you’re doing something that matters is so worthwhile.”
Kerry says she enjoys meeting fellow foster carers, who come from all walks to life.
But the one thing they have in common is a genuine commitment to the wellbeing of the child or young person in their care.
Care can vary from weeks to years and permanent care can transition to guardianship and adoption.
You can make a commitment that will fit in with your lifestyle. Carers are matched with Uniting caseworkers who provide comprehensive support and training.
To find out how you can help or call us on 1300 241 545