Big Kids: What Growing Up In Foster Care Is Really Like

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17 Sep 2020 · 25 minutes

Big Kids: What Growing Up In Foster Care Is Really Like
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Having grown up in a stable home with loving parents, it’s easy to take it all for granted - the home cooked meals, the cosy bed, the nurturing environment. But for children in foster care, it’s all they could ever want.

In this special episode Holly and Andrew chat to a former foster child about what it’s really like being in the foster care system, and what it means to have a home and climb Maslow's hierarchy of needs. 

Plus, a foster carer and case manager from Mackillop Family Services talk about dealing with children who have experienced trauma and what it’s like saying goodbye. 


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Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo

Guest: Evie Farrell - 

Producer: Pariya Taherzadeh, Lem Zakharia & Bridget Northeast


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