Six years. One hundred and forty children and teenagers. All of them boys, many of them with adult problems.

Bay of Plenty couple Robin and Kahu Grace have looked after them when they've needed somewhere safe to stay.

When their own home wasn't an option.

They've cooked for them. Taken them to the doctor and dentist, and to school. Hosted birthday celebrations. Gone on outings to rivers and lakes, to the mall, cinema and local public pool.


They've sat down and listened. Taught them life skills. Laughed alongside them. Cried. And then they've always had to say goodbye.

"I'm not