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You found us.

We’ve been looking for people just like you. The kind who could make a real difference to a Queensland child or young person in need of a safe place to call home.

Where do I start?

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:

Foster care information kit
  • what is the role of a foster carer
  • how do you become a carer
  • a range of frequently asked questions
  • stories from real foster carers

Is it right for your family?

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:

Discussing foster care with your own children
  • starting the conversation about foster care
  • how to answer questions from your children
  • choosing the right time to talk about it
  • real carer experiences and stories

Where to next?

Get the answers

We’ve answered the most commonly asked questions about being a foster carer.

Am I eligible?

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.

The real stories

Meet some of our carers. Find out what their experience has been.

Jump in

... 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.

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Cultural Connections

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.

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Keen to chat?

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.

Call us on 1300 000 828

"Would I make a good foster carer?"

Take the quiz to find out

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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Am I too young/old?

If you’re over 18, in good health and want to make a positive difference – great, you can apply. Many of our senior carers are retirees and have been carers... read more
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