Noelene Lever AM - Barnardos Mother of the Year 2018, NSW. 

"She always made sure that I knew where I came from... This was very important because she didn't want me to lose my connection with my family. By doing this, she gave me the knowledge of my identity – of who I am and where I belong. I love her so much and I am thankful for how she has raised me.”

Sarina, Noelene's foster daughter