Great news, you've already started! This is the first step in your journey to support Queensland children in need. We've created this Foster Care Information Kit to help you understand and navigate what's involved in becoming a foster carer. The kit includes:
Opening your home to another child when you have children of your own is incredible. And making the decision to be a foster carer is a decision for the whole family. You're all in this together, after all! This Foster Care for Families eGuide can help you with:
We’ve answered the most commonly asked questions about being a foster carer.
It doesn't matter if you're single, renting, LGBT, a permanent resident or working full-time. You're probably eligible to apply! Find out, take our quiz.
Meet some of our carers. Find out what their experience has been.
... when you're ready. Our information sessions provide you with a platform to learn about being a foster carer and chat to our friendly team.
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first Australians and recognise their culture, history, diversity and deep connection to the land.
The heritage of Indigenous children is important to us and we assist in keeping foster children connected to culture and community through our Cultural Support Workers.
So, you’ve taken the time to understand foster care a little more by doing some research online. Perhaps you have downloaded our Information Kit and are wondering what the next step is.
If you have a specific question that relates to your current situation or you would like to chat, we're here to help.
We are currently caring for an energetic two year old. My partner and I also have our own child, who is four years of age. We have all learnt new skills and grown from the experience.
My partner and I care for three young siblings under the age of four. Seeing the girls settled and enjoying life means a lot to us.
We provide respite care every second weekend. It’s a good balance for us.
Almost anyone who wants to make a difference in a child’s life can become a foster carer. Everyone can help - regardless of gender, orientation, experience with children at home, whether you're employed or retired.
You just need to be you and have the passion to make a difference in a child's life. By being yourself, it encourages the child to be themselves and feel comfortable in their new home.
Why not take our quick quiz? You’ll find out a bit about how you fit as a foster carer and what the next steps look like.
Taking the first step in the journey is often the most daunting.
We know you need all the information at hand to make an informed decision. So, we’ve answered some of our most commonly asked questions to help you get started.
How long does it take to become a registered foster carer?Becoming an approved foster carer is a deeply personalised journey that we take with you. The application process is relatively straight-forward, but understandably thorough and can take up to 6... read more