Say yes to foster care and change the life of a child or young person in need

Right now, there are children and young people in Queensland who need a place to call home.

By opening your home and your heart, and fostering a child or young person, you could make a real, positive, and lasting difference in their lives.

You could be the one that guides them to reach their full potential. You could become a life-changer.

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About foster care

Foster care is a frequent response to children and young people who are unable to live with their own families. Find out everything there is to know about foster and kinship care here.

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How to become a foster carer

You can apply to become a foster parent in a few simple steps. Find out how to become a foster carer here.

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Foster care training and support

We are here to support and guide you through every stage of your foster care journey, with info sessions, training and support.

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Foster carer stories

Watch our videos to hear how, with our support, these foster carers are making a difference in the lives of young people.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers

We are here to help First Nations peoples through every stage of becoming a carer, working with you to keep our kids connected.

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We know you might have some questions about becoming a foster or kinship carer. Read our Frequently Asked Questions about foster and kinship care.

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Foster carers urgently needed

Right now, there are children living in non-family-based residential care who desperately want and deserve the emotional warmth and security of a home and family.

Enquire now

If you have any questions, require further information, or would like to discuss how you can become a life-changer, call us on 1300 554 240. Or fill out the form below and one of our team members will be in touch with you.

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Residential care

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