June 7, 2023

Q & A with Craig Smith recorded 23 August 2011

Craig Smith of the Home Education Foundation and face behind the Home Education Q&A channel introduces himself. A participator in the home education movement for over 30 years, Craig is a pioneer and leader in the movement in New Zealand. He is the husband of Barbara and father to four natural, three adopted and one permanently fostered child under a guardianship arrangement. His youngest was born in 2005 so he will be in the game for many more years to come. He was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in August 2011 and is now under Palliative care.To find out more about home educating: https://hef.org.nz To find out about Craig’s fight with cancer:Updates on Craig’s health written by family https://hef.org.nz/about-us/craig-smiths-health/and Craig’s diary: Diary of a Brain Tumour https://hef.org.nz/about-us/craig-smiths-health/craigs-diary/

Recorded 23 August 2011

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Should I foster in New Zealand?

What are the long term effects of fostering on your family?

Does home education and fostering mix?

What is the adoption process like in New Zealand?