“Everybody deserves a second chance at love.” That is the message a pair of foster parents have sent out to other families in the Pilbara, in a bid to increase the number of carers in the region. Tara-Lee Giancarro and her partner Brad Wild, pictured, became foster carers last November to a three-year-old, after deciding to take up the rewarding challenge of fostering a child. Ms Giancarro said she and her partner decided to become foster parents to try to make a difference in a child’s life. “They all deserve to have a loving and safe home,” she said. Mr Wild said every child deserved a second chance to be loved and looked after. Despite the challenges of raising a foster child, Ms Giancarro said it was incredibly rewarding. “Seeing the milestones, especially with our little girl from when we first had her to now, there are heaps of improvements, and she’s doing amazing and thriving,” she said. “There are hard times but when you have that milestone or see them achieve something, it’s an amazing feeling.” Ms Giancarro said there was a lack of foster carers in the Pilbara, and there were not many families that the Department of Communities could call on for emergency care. “That can be a little confronting when an emergency child comes in because you don’t know to expect,” she said. Ms Giancarro said it was important to remember the child is going through a hard time in their lives and to be there for them. “We want the kids in the Pilbara to be in loving homes and experience a good home life instead of ending up in group homes or out of the region and moving away from their culture,” she said. Ms Giancarro said if people felt they could be a foster parent, they should take the opportunity. “It is hard, but if you can open your home, give it a go,” she said. Mr Wild echoed her statement, saying that not every child is perfect, and there are challenges. “It doesn’t matter how hard your day has been when you get home; she brightens your day,” he said.