Child Care News for Parents October 29, 2014 -®
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October 29, 2014
This week we interview Sydneysider, Giorgia Castello, an inspirational mum who, with her husband, last year adopted two beautiful girls (sisters) and under a year later, has become foster mum to a beautiful baby girl. Plus we have three copies of Annabel Crabb's new book The Wife Drought to giveaway.
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The Wife Drought

Successful women need wives, not husbands

When Tony Abbott announced a cabinet with only one female minister, ABC's chief online political writer and columnist for the Fairfax Sunday papers, TV presenter, cook and mum of three children Annabel Crabb began to think about why there are still so few women in politics. The result of this musing is her brilliant new book, The Wife Drought.

"One of the factors that's often missed", said Crabb in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, "is that male politicians tend to have these fabulous spouses who juggle their work and take on a disproportionate share of domestic duties and play a quasi-political role at functions. I reckon if women had half a chance of getting a spouse like that, more of them would go into politics".

When Crabb wrote a column along those lines, she was overwhelmed by correspondence from working women who echoed the wish: "I need a wife"
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Giorgia Castello
Giorgia Castello works for marketing agency, Bamboo. She is married to Peter and lives in North Sydney with their three fostered daughters, Mariaevita (Maria), 4, Aurora (Rory) 2½ and Jakara (9 weeks).

C4K: When and how did you come to foster your girls?

GC: I lived in New York for about seven years, where I met and married my husband (he's a New Yorker) and returned to Sydney about 3 years ago. In the time since we married we have tried to get pregnant but with no success, even after years of fertility treatment and no explanation. Eventually we decided to go down the adoption track, and agreed that the Foster-to-Adopt program would be our best chance in the current Australian adoption landscape. Turns out we were right.

The older two girls are distantly related to me and tragically lost both birth parents within a few days of each other last July. We very quickly put our hands up and offered to care for them. We love them to bits, and are on track for formal adoption over the next year or two.
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