We’ve been looking for people just like you.

The kind who could make a real difference to a child or young person in need of a safe place to call home.

Did you know that many people opt out of becoming a foster carer simply because they believe they’re not suitable? You can be single, renting, retired, LGBTQIA+ or come from a range of other backgrounds, and be an amazing foster carer with us.

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:

  • 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

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 guide you through every step.

  • open letter to new carers from Maree
  • the honest truth about being a foster carer
  • advice about boundaries and having ground rules
  • the importance of self care

Am I eligible?

It doesn't matter if you're single, renting, LGBTQIA+, a permanent resident or working full-time. You're probably eligible to apply! Find out, take our quiz.

Got questions?

Wondering what financial support is provided or if your personal situation is eligible? Send us your questions!

The real stories

Meet some of our carers and find out more about their experiences as a foster carer with us. The ups and the downs.

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.

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.

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