Foster Care Brisbane 

You Be You has helped thousands of Brisbane locals become amazing foster and kinship carers.

Across Brisbane, You Be You is dedicated to finding and supporting people who can provide a caring and loving home for a child in need. Whether you’re single, married, young, old, LGBTQIA+, or from any cultural background, you can be an amazing foster or kinship carer with You Be You. All you need is the passion and drive to make a positive difference.

You Be You values the cultural identity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people. We help non-indigenous foster carers by equipping them with information and resources to understand and respect their needs. You Be You offers flexible care options, ongoing support and training, and a community for its carers. Contact us today to find out more about how you can join our foster care community and make a difference in a child's life.

Our Brisbane location:

5 Miles Platting Road, Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113

We’re by your side every step of the way

Becoming a foster carer is a life-changing decision. If you’re ready to embark on the foster care journey, you’ll have the guidance and support of a Foster Care Case Practitioner throughout the whole process – from your application through to training, assessing, finding the right child for your family, and beyond. No matter what challenges or joys you face, our Brisbane team will be there for you and the child in your care with empathy, creativity, dedication and courage.

Fostering Brisbane: attend one of our information sessions

If you want to find out more about becoming a foster or kinship carer, you can join our regular information sessions in Brisbane. These sessions will help you learn from our skilled intake team about the steps and rewards of being a foster parent, and answer any questions you may have.

We understand the importance of cultural identity

We respect the cultural identity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their right to stay connected to their community. 

When it isn’t possible to maintain a connection with the child’s family and community, our Brisbane-based cultural support workers help non-indigenous foster carers and staff to learn about the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander foster children in care, supporting them in a holistic way that values their family, spiritual, community and personal needs. The team also empowers young people to develop a strong sense of identity through activities that celebrate their culture.

We’ve answered the most common foster and kinship care questions

Can I foster if I’m a permanent resident?

Do I need to own my own home?

Will I be connected to other carers?

Download our foster care information kit

Getting started

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 information on:

  • How you can make a difference;
  • The types of care you can provide;
  • Your journey;
  • What you need;
  • Your support; and
  • Real life carer stories.

Advice for future foster carers

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 help you through every step.



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