Heroes Among Us: Love for kids spurs former nurse to become foster parent

By Shawn Lee Miller
The Straits Times
Apr 2, 2017

She was a nurse for six years, caring for children and new mothers.

Three years ago, Ms Hazel Sim took her love for children one step further by becoming a foster parent.

The 34-year-old, now working in sales, has already cared for three children under the Ministry of Social and Family Development’s (MSF) fostering scheme.

The scheme provides the care arrangement of children aged under 18 who are orphans, victims of abuse, or whose parents are unable to care for them. 

Ms Sim’s first foster child had special needs.

She cared for the eight-month-old baby till the girl returned to her biological family at the age of four.

Ms Sim is currently the foster parent of a five-month-old girl and a two-year-old boy.

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