Foster Care Gold Coast

You Be You has helped thousands of Gold Coast residents to thrive as
compassionate foster and kinship carers.

You Be You is a foster and kinship care service that’s empowered by Anglicare Southern Queensland. We are passionate about finding and supporting people on the Gold Coast who can offer a safe and loving home for a child who needs one, no matter who they are or where they come from. 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. You just need to have the passion and drive to make a positive difference in a young person’s life.

You Be You cares about the cultural identity of First Nations children and young people, and equips all non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers with the information and resources to fulfil their needs. 

You Be You provides flexible care options, ongoing support and training, and a community for its carers.  We’re always looking for more foster carers, so 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 Gold Coast locations:

3/54 Nerang St, Nerang QLD 4211

We’re by your side every step of the way

Fostering a child is a decision that will transform your life. If you’re prepared to start the foster care journey, you’ll have the help and advice of a Foster Care Case Practitioner during the whole process – from applying, training, assessing, matching the right child with your family, and more. Whatever difficulties or happiness you encounter, our Gold Coast team will support you and the child in your care with compassion, creativity, commitment and bravery.

Attend one of our information sessions

If you’re interested in becoming a foster or kinship carer, you can attend our regular information sessions on the Gold Coast. These sessions will help you learn from our experienced intake team about the process and benefits of being a foster parent, and address any questions you may have.

We understand the importance of cultural identity

We honour the cultural identity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their right to remain connected to their community. When this is not feasible, our Gold Coast-based cultural support workers assist non-indigenous foster carers and staff to understand the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander foster children in care, and to support them in a holistic way that respects their family, spiritual beliefs, community and personal needs. The team also encourages young people to build a strong sense of identity through activities that acknowledge their culture.

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

Can I foster if I’m a permanent resident?

 Can I opt to only offer respite care?

What does emergency care involve?

What kind of child safety accreditations do I need?

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

Choosing to become a foster carer is an incredible thing to do. We hope you enjoy these supportive words and further information from foster carers as you begin your foster care journey. Remember that you’re not alone - our team is here to guide you through every step of the process.



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