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.
Wondering what financial support is provided or if your personal situation is eligible? Send us your questions!
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.
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.
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.
My partner and I care for three young siblings under the age of four. Seeing the girls settled and enjoying life means a lot to us.
We provide respite care every second weekend. It’s a good balance for us.
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.
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.
Why are children placed in foster care?Children and young people arrive in care for many different reasons. It may be due to neglect, abuse or trauma. When their families can't help to care for them, that's... read more