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Parents in the Know Episode 40 – Foster Care with Gail Walton

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Foster Care with Gail Walton

This is episode 40 of my podcast for parents and families who want to be in the know about major parenting concerns and issues. Today I’m excited to bring you an amazing conversation I had recently with Gail Walton, a long time foster carer and worker in the foster care space here in Australia. Gail answers all your questions about foster care and I guarantee you’ll be inspired.

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See the show notes and great resource links below. Please leave a comment here or email Emily M Morgan at writetoemhere@gmail.com if you’d like a topic discussed on the podcast, or if you have something to say about the content on this podcast. I can’t wait to hear from you!


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Show Notes

Welcome to Parents in the Know, where today I’m looking forward to talking with Gail Walton on the subject of foster care.

Gail works for the Salvation Army’s Westcare, which provides foster care, residential care and transitional services for children in need in Melbourne. She has had over 20 years of experience in the foster care industry and has two permanent foster children of her own. Gail has worked as a manager of a residential care unit, has worked in adolescent foster care and is currently in charge of training and assessing potential new foster carers.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a foster carer with Westcare you can call Gail on 03 9312 3544 or visit salvationarmy.org.au for more information. Search for Foster Care Australia online to find your local agencies to offer your support.  Join the website newsletter to access heaps more information and resources for parents, including a free book. And if you enjoyed this episode, it would be wonderful if you could leave a rating and review on iTunes or Stitcher, to help more people discover this podcast to keep it going for the future.


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