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Sunrise (4th December 2016)

The story featuring a surrugate grandma and a family of Find a Grandparent on Sunrise has been aired. Currently you can find the video on the Channel 7 webpage at: https://au.tv.yahoo.com/sunrise/video/watch/33405379/find-a-grandparent/

Sunrise show story

OverSixty (2nd September 2016)

Website connects families with surrogate grandparents

An ingenious website is connecting young families who have no grandparents with lonely older people looking for company.
Find a Grandparent was set up in 2012 by Cate Kloos, a German-born mother of two who ... Read the full article here.

ABC Radio National - Life Matters (16 August 2016)

Champing at the bit for babies - a generation of grandparents in waiting

Becoming a grandparent is a considered a natural step for many parents but with falling birth rates many are left as grandparents-in-waiting ... Listen to the ABC Radio Show here.

Positive Ageing Newsletter - Frankston City Council (May/June 2016)

Find a Grandparent – Now looking for ‘surrogate grandparents’!

Do you want to be part of a young family with children? Find a Grandparent is a web-based, not-for-profit service that connects surrogate grandparents with young families and brings the generations together. ... Read the full article here (print version in PDF format).

Sunday Style - Daily Telegraph (28th April 2016)

Grandparents-in-waiting: Growing number of childless women leaves older generation in limbo

IT was never my intention not to have children, indeed it still isn’t – I don’t believe I’m quite past it yet.

But I do know for certain that my parents are pining for a grandchild. As are many “grandparents in waiting” ... Read the full article here.

DPS News (6th October 2015)

Generations meet on Find a Grandparent

Find a Grandparent is bringing generations together by connecting surrogate grandparents and families. The web-based service is looking for more older people to sign up and become someone’s grandparent. ... Read the full article here.

The Voice (Autumn 2015)

Urgently needed - Surrogate grandparents

Find a Grandparent, a not-for-profit organisation that connects surrogate grandparents with young families, is urgently looking for fit and active people to become volunteer grandparents. ... Read the full article here.

Today Show - Weekend (21st February 2015)

The story featuring a member of Find a Grandparent on the Today Show - Weekend has been aired. Currently you can find the video on the Channel 9 webpage at: http://www.9jumpin.com.au/show/today/videos/4073144827001/

Today Show Weekend story

Mordialloc Chelsea Leader - Melbourne Inner South (19 January 2015)

Single mum looking for gran to fill a hole in her daughter’s life

SINGLE mum Emma Gierschick is on the hunt for a loving, fun nanna for her bubbly toddler Amelia. She has embarked on an online granny search in an effort to fill the grandparent-sized hole in her two-year-old’s life. ... Read the full article here.

Kidspot (19 January 2015)

This is WANTED: One fun-loving nanna for two year old with Down syndrome. Cuddles and love guaranteed

When this single mum noticed her two-year-old daughter needed a grandma figure in her life, she reached out to her community to find one. Are you the person she's looking for? ... Read the full article here.

This article is the same as the Leader article above, as Kidspot has republished it.

Mouths of Mums (December 2014)

Finding the perfect Christmas gift

It’s that time of the year again, we hurry busily through the shops looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the aunt who already has everything and for the child who doesn’t need anything. ... Read the full article here.

Babies and Toddlers (24th November 2014)

Find a Grandparent Launches Online Shop

Combining a great cause with gorgeous merchandise. Find a Grandparent is a not-for-profit service that connects families with surrogate grandparents. It launched more than 2 years ago and since this time many families found ... Read the full article here.

Bayside Leader (24th June 2014)

Grand idea to foster a lasting relationship

BAYSIDERS with free time on their hands are being asked to become surrogate grandparents. The not-for-profit group ... Read the full article here (print version in PDF format) (Thanks to Grandma Bernie for sending us the article).

Essential Kids (22nd January 2014)

Surrogate grandparents are as real as they come

When I visit Merle, I always head straight to the kitchen. I play with Eddie, her black Labrador, feed him a few biscuits and get settled at the table while Merle makes cups of tea for us. ... Read the full article here.

Grandparents Day Magazine (December 2013 - Summer Issue)

Surrogate Grandparents Needed by many Families

There are four articles about Find a Grandparent in the Summer 2013 Issue of the Grandparents Day Magazine. ... Read the full articles here (on pages 34, 47, 56 and 62).

Grandparents Day Magazine (September 2013 - Spring Issue)

Surrogate Grandparents Needed By Many Families

Find a Grandparent, the not-for-profit service that connects seniors with young families is urgently looking for fit and active persons over 50 ... Read the full article here (on page 101).

More information about Find a Grandparent

New flyers are in. We created and printed new flyers to promote our service and have started distributing ... Read the full article here (on page 84).

Open forum blog (20th June 2013)

Find a Grandparent – Connecting Surrogate Grandparents with Young Families

Grandparents play an important role in raising children. Cate Kloos explains how her not-for-profit organisation helps families that are looking for a caring grandparent. ... Read the full article here.

Grandparents Day Magazine (June 2013 - Winter Issue)

Happy First Birthday

Find a Grandparent, the not-for-profit service that connects seniors with young families turned 1 in May 2013. Cate Kloos the founder of Find a Grandparent is thrilled to announce ... Read the full article here (on page 41).

Heidelberg Leader (12th June 2013)

Group connects older people with families

MARTA  and Steven Faller have done everything they can to give their two-year-old daughter Melissa a loving home. But with Marta's family in Poland ... Read the full article here (online version).

Adopt a granny to spoil kids

MARTA  and Steven Faller have done everything they can to give their two-year-old daughter Melissa a loving home. But with Marta's family in Poland ... Read the full article here (print version in PDF format).

that's life! (29th May 2013)

We adopted a grandma

It was a priceless moment. Seeing my two-year-old daughter Amelie playing happily with my mum and dad brought a smile ... Read the full article here.

Adage blog (29th May 2013)

Find a Grandparent – Connecting Surrogate Grandparents with Young Families

Do you have some spare time? Do you miss the regular contact with young families and children? If you answered yes to those questions then you might be interested in becoming a ... Read the full article here.

Sydney Observer (6th May 2013)

Grandparents wanted

Not everyone is lucky enough to have a grandparent living around the corner. While 27 per cent of Australians use grandparents ... Read the full article here.

Grandparents Australia newsletter (29th April 2013)

Grandparents set to become a thing of the past as older parents lead to 'grand orphans'

AUSTRALIA could be heading toward a generation of "grand-orphans" as societal trends turn grandparenting into an endangered institution. ... Read the full article here (on page 7).

The Daily Telegraph (28th and 29th April 2013)

The changing face of grandparenting

AUSTRALIA could be heading toward a generation of "grand-orphans" as societal trends turn grandparenting into an endangered institution. ... Read the full article here.

Grandparents set to become a thing of the past as older parents lead to 'grand orphans'

This is the same article as the previous one, however it was also published with a different heading. Read the full article here.

The Project (8th April 2013)

A story featuring Find a Grandparent on The Project has been aired.

The Project story

Unfortunately it seems that this video is no longer available on the Channel 10 website.

Grandparents Day Magazine (March 2013 - Autumn Issue)

Surrogate Grandparents Needed By Many Families

Find a Grandparent, the not-for-profit service that connects seniors with young families is urgently looking for fit and active persons over 50 ... Read the full article here (on page 38).

Southern Courier (December 2012)

This plan's very grand

Forget about your two front teeth - now you can ask for a grandparent for Christmas. When Cate and Gerold Kloos moved to Sydney and had children they realised ... Read the full article here.

Grandparents Day Magazine (December 2012 - Summer Issue)

Surrogate Grandparents Needed

Do you miss spending time with young families and children? Would you consider becoming a surrogate grandparent for a young family? ... Read the full article here (on page 21).

Practical Parenting Magazine (16th November 2012)

Practical Parenting Australia's No. 1 magazine for parents features Cate and her family in their article "Parentless Parenting". If you happen to have the October 2012 issue at hand then turn to page 110 or follow the link below to read the story.

Parentless Parenting

Raising kids is the hardest job you’ll ever love, but without your own parents around, parenthood can be a very different ball game, Julie Tyers finds. ... Read the full article here.

International Couples (2nd October 2012)

Family Life in Australia without Grandparents

Dear Readers, ever heard of surrogate grandparents? Here is the story of www.findagrandparent.org.au. - My husband and I originally come from Germany but we live in Sydney since 9 years. ... Read the full article here.

A Current Affair (31st August 2012)

The story featuring Find a Grandparent on A Current Affair has been aired. Currently you can find the video on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRpQPV_JM4s

A Current Affair story

A Current Affair (16th August 2012)

Cate, her family and their new surrogate grandma were interviewed for the Channel 9 show "A Current Affair". Once the story has been aired you will be able to view it on this page.

Click on the photo to see what happened on the day.

A Current Affair filming

Babies and Toddlers (10th August 2012)

Surrogate grandparents – one family’s story

Help is here for ex-pat families missing the grandparents? I am a Mum of a four year old girl and a two year old boy. Originally I come from Germany but my husband and I have lived in Australia for the last ... Read the full article here.

Family Australia Magazine (Spring 2012, Issue 10)

Find a Grandparent

Australia has an exciting new web-based service that connects surrogate grandparents with young families: Find a Grandparent was launched in June this year. ... Read the full article here (on page 9).

ourkidz.com.au (21st June 2012)

Great start for Find a Grandparent

Australia has an exciting new web-based service that connects surrogate grandparents with young families: Find a Grandparent officially launched and the first family already found a surrogate ... Read the full article here.

my child (19th June 2012)

Surrogate grandparents finder

Find a Grandparent, a not-for-profit organisation that connects surrogate grandparents with young families, has officially launched their website and have already connected their first family with a surrogate ... Read the full article here.

Your Life Choices (14th May 2012)

Surrogate grandparents live longer and happier

In the past, several generations of a family lived together in one home and helped each other. If the parents didn’t have time to look after their children, there was always somebody else there to take care of them ... Read the full article here.

Your Life Choices (24th January 2012)

Surrogate grandparents wanted

Grandparents are worth their weight in gold, however, there are many children who don’t know the value of having an older, wiser friend with whom to connect.  Would you consider ... Read the full article here.