Selfless acts of love and care

Foster Care Week: Selfless acts of love and care

This week is Foster and Kinship Care Week where William Campbell Foundation, as well as other agencies within the sector, celebrates and thanks all the incredible carers who love, support and give so generously and unselfishly to children and young people.

At William Campbell Foundation, Foster Care Week is a chance to thank their carers for the incredible work they do.

"It gives us the chance to acknowledge and give back to those who give so much of themselves to the children and young people in their care," CEO Sonia Liddicoat of William Campbell Foundation said.

"We have seen our carers, time and time again, show compassion and hope through their selfless acts of love and care."

Founder and chairman, Bill Campbell, who was a child in care himself, understands how important it is to celebrate Foster Care Week.

Bill acknowledges the incredible and selfless acts carers and their biological children do for vulnerable kids.

"Foster Care Week is a special week for us at William Campbell Foundation, as we reflect on the dedication, love and support our carers give our children and young people every day," he said.

"Every year we say thanks to our carers through special little ways to let them know we are thinking of them during this wonderful week!"

For over six years, William Campbell Foundation carers Alan and Shirley have offered care to children and young people through short term and respite care.

"We open up the possibilities that even though your life's not great, there's a future there for you, if you learn how to read, do well at school, it's a stepping stone to the next step," said foster carers Alan and Shirley, William Campbell Foundation.

Foster carers: They open up the possibilities that even though your life's not great, there's a future for you.

Foster carers: They open up the possibilities that even though your life's not great, there's a future for you.

"There is a future for them, there are people out there that care for them and want to see them succeed and grow to their full potential, and give them the opportunities they deserve - an education, love, and a safe environment."

"Our vision is through Christ-centered care we are committed to supporting and creating positive opportunities to empower children, young people, individuals and families, and this is exactly what our foster carers strive to do," CEO Sonia added.

Foster carers Mick and Monique acknowledge that being a carer can be a journey with highs and lows, but they would not have it any other way.

"It's been the hardest thing we've done but becoming a carer was the best thing we've done," they said.

This week reflect on the amazing work that foster and kinship carers do in providing loving and caring homes for children and young people in care.

For more information on becoming a foster carer, head to wcfoundation.org.au or call the friendly team on 1300 000 WCF.

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