22 February, 2019 –
Foster carers come from all walks of life. It’s a special job that needs people with extraordinary hearts.
Being a foster carer means opening your home to children and young people who can’t live in their own home because they’re at risk of, or have experienced abuse or neglect.
Carers can be an individual, a couple or family, any age, and from any background – you don’t need to have lots of money or a big house – but you do need to have love and understanding for the individual needs of kids in your care.
The care you provide might be for a few nights, a few months, a few years, or longer. You might provide emergency care for children or give short breaks to other foster carers.
It’s not always easy, but training and support is available and you can choose the type of care that will suit you, your family and your lifestyle.
Visit www.qld.gov.au/fostercare to view the stories of real foster carer families and find out how you can become one.
If you would like to speak to someone about becoming a foster carer call Queensland Foster and Kinship Care on 1300 550 877.