Foster Care Roma

You Be You has supported thousands of Roma locals on their
journey to becoming amazing foster and kinship carers.

You Be You provides Roma foster care services that are supported by Anglicare Southern Queensland. We are enthusiastic about finding and supporting people in Roma who can provide a secure and loving home for children who need one, no matter what their background or lifestyle is. 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 a passion and drive to make a difference in a child’s life. 

You Be You respects the cultural identity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people, and equips non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers with the information and resources to meet their needs. You Be You offers 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 learn more about how you can become part of our foster care community and make a difference in a child’s life.

Our Roma location:

52 Arthur St, Roma QLD 4455

We’re by your side every step of the way

Opening your home to a child is a decision that will change your life. If you’re ready to begin the foster care journey, you’ll have the guidance and support of a Foster Care Case Practitioner throughout the process – from your application to your training and assessment to matching the right child with your family. Whatever challenges or joys you face, our Roma team will stand by you and the child in your care with empathy, innovation, dedication and courage.

Attend one of our information sessions

If you’re interested in becoming a foster or kinship carer, you can attend our regular information sessions in Roma. 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 family contact is not feasible, our Roma-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 families, spirituality, community and personal needs. The team is also committed to helping young people 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

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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