Anne is a retired science teacher who started her professional life as a medical scientist working at hospitals in Sydney’s northern suburbs. In her late twenties, she went back to University to follow a passionate calling to become a teacher. She taught science in the western suburbs before taking up a position at a large independent school where she taught for thirty years.
The Gift of Adoption is Anne’s first book. It provides a unique insight into the formation of an adoptive family. It shares a powerful journey through parenthood, the challenges and triumphs of raising children adopted from another culture, and the remarkable lessons that unveil the beating heart of a loving family.
Join us for a chat with Anne and here her stories behind the storyteller. Light refreshments will be served.
“We thought we were ready for parenthood, but nothing could have prepared us for what lay ahead.
It was our first day with the children that gave us a glimpse into the stark reality of our new life and redefined what a tantrum
The challenges seemed never-ending from extreme behaviour to dealing with memories, bullying, racial difference and the difficulties associated with language and learning.
Discover what happens when a child doesn’t fit within the social and educational norms.