Baby Emma was born with the odds stacked against her.
Six weeks premature, weighing a tiny 1.2kg and with a disability that meant she had to be tube-fed. She was removed from her parents at birth due to concerns for her welfare.
Her mum, who already had two children in care due to domestic violence in a previous relationship, was known to have smoked cannabis during her pregnancy. Emma’s father, a first-time dad, had spent seven years in prison during his younger years
The safety and protection of a child comes first.
Every day in Australia there are 186 substantiated reports of child abuse or neglect.*