Friday, September 18, 2020

Gay couple share emotional journey to become foster parents | Kidspot | Madeline Cox

 "In honour of Foster Care Week 2020, the NSW couple open up about the highs and lows of the foster care system"

After a lifetime of dreaming and 12 months careful preparation, *Steve and *Paul finally got the call they had been waiting for.
For years the NSW couple had wanted to become foster parents, but were convinced that they wouldn’t be accepted.

But two and a half years ago, they decided to give it a try anyway and registered their interest with The Benevolent Society.

To their great surprise they were immediately accepted and placed in a program to become officially registered as foster parents – receiving their first placement a short time later.

“My biggest fear was how he would react to us,” Steve tells Kidspot.

I was so nervous I felt sick. I had so many thoughts about how we would get on, would we click?”

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