Lov­ing hearts lov­ing homes

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By ADEN MILES

This week marks Na­tional Fos­ter Care Week which recog­nises the hard work and ded­i­ca­tion of fos­ter par­ents all around New Zealand.

For al­most two years Toko­roa cou­ple Paula and Peter Wil­son have opened their hearts and home to care for in­di­vid­u­als who need it most.

‘‘We just wanted to give back some­thing back to the com­mu­nity. We wanted to be there for peo­ple who came into our care,’’ Mr Wil­son said.

‘‘I saw this boy walk­ing around the streets all the time and I ac­tu­ally felt sorry for him. We brought him home and he stayed and then we took him into care.’’

Mrs Wil­son said she had a lov­ing up­bring­ing and wanted to share that with some­one who wasn’t as for­tu­nate.

The cou­ple have one in­di­vid­ual in their care and are also avail­able for respite care.

‘‘I love see­ing the dif­fer­ence in the young fel­low that we have with us now. He came to us with a lot of prob­lems. It is nice to be able to see the progress,’’ Mrs Wil­son said.

Na­tional Fos­ter Care Week runs from Novem­ber 1 to 7.

CAR­ING: Toko­roa fos­ter car­ers Paula and Peter Wil­son wanted to give back to the com­mu­nity.

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