Name: Gayle Slater
Position: Carer Recruitment
How did you come to work here?
I started at My Forever Family NSW just over three months ago. I had heard Renee Carter (CEO Adopt Change) speak over the years about the work she was involved in. I thought to myself, ‘that is such a worthwhile cause’ so when an opportunity arose, I jumped at the chance, as my heart has always been for the welfare and protection of children.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
What I enjoy most is playing a tiny part in a big process that connects carers with children/young people and giving them a safe loving home, even if it’s only for a short time. I also feel quite humbled to be working with a team that are so passionate about their work, and so kind as well, I feel quite privileged.
What is your most memorable moment?
There have been a few memorable moments, and I know I’ve only been here a short time, but just hearing the stories of why people are interested in fostering, their backgrounds, their highs and lows. One young father said to me “I have so much room left in my heart for more children.”
I love that I get to come to work every day and hopefully make a carers journey that much less stressful and add a bit of joy to their day as well.