How Many planes to get me? is the story of how my husband and I were given a child on our honeymoon and then went on to foster and adopt many children. We had plenty of room because we live on 11 acres in a historic home and grew kiwifruit. It also about the triumph and tragedy of orphaned children overseas and our determination to help a few kids.
I was born in the UK, raised in coastal Sydney, Australia and live in New Zealand. My husband and I fostered many children and adopted nine, including "triplets" from Romania and twins from Russia. I helped pioneer inter-country adoption which enabled orphans to be adopted into NZ, despite fierce government opposition at the time. My latest book "Once I was a Teenager: Growing up in t he 50s and 60s in Australia and beyond" is popular with many baby boomers.