The fostering world is a landmine area. Children are in need, but they can resent their new home. Trauma is real, but can become strangely normal to children. Carers can wholeheartedly want to nurture, but they can get burnt out by the daily demands. And then there is the need to work in a system that is designed to safeguard children in care, but is always restricted by financial, time and professional restraints. Foster care is it seems, all about extremes.
Nadine tackles this world of foster care with such enthusiasm it is contagious. She is one of those people that turns your head. She has a wonderful balance of big heart, clear head and loads of common sense. She brings these gifts to her family; her foster children and her biological family. Recently acknowledged with the '2022 Darling Downs Child Protection Award' I am delighted that Nadine took this time to share her experiences and life wisdom on this podcast.