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:
Becoming a foster carer is a pretty incredible thing to do. We hope you enjoy these supportive words and advice from foster carers as you begin your foster care journey. Remember that you are not alone - our team is here to guide you through every step.
It doesn't matter if you're single, renting, LGBTQIA+, a permanent resident or working full-time. You're probably eligible to apply! Find out, take our quiz.
Wondering what financial support is provided or if your personal situation is eligible? Send us your questions!
Meet some of our carers and find out more about their experiences as a foster carer with us. The ups and the downs.
... 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.
Mark and Jenny have been foster carers for more than 40 years. Read their story to learn how they became foster carers.
Ever wondered what it's like to become a foster carer? Check out Neville's story and learn about his journey with foster care.
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.
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.
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