Carer opens home and heart to kids

Mallee Family Care foster care recruitment and training staff Annette Power and Ofa Hakalo with new foster carer Barbara Clifford, centre. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Mallee Family Care foster care recruitment and training staff Annette Power and Ofa Hakalo with new foster carer Barbara Clifford, centre. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

SIX months ago the idea of Barbara Clifford becoming a foster parent was only a discussion among her family at the dinner table.

This week it became a reality with the arrival of her first foster children only a few weeks away.

The Mildura mother of two is looking forward to making a difference to children in need within the community.

“My first thought was ‘why not?’. I had the time, the room and the energy,” she said.

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