I began to appreciate the multicultural atmosphere. I started to develop friendships with other mothers at my son’s school. I got a job at a government department using my skills and qualifications as a software engineer. I discovered that there were actually a lot of Asian grocery shops around my neighbourhood and that I could continue to cook our traditional dishes.
Australia started to feel more and more like home. I was getting increasingly sure that his was where I wanted to raise my son. I began the process of applying for permanent residency.
Namrata Patil, IT Specialist and permanent resident of Australia from India.