Who can foster a child

Foster and kinship carers are everyday people from all walks of life who are able to care for children in a safe, stable and supportive environment. They can:

  • live anywhere in Queensland
  • be an individual, couple or family
  • be any age
  • come from any background
  • have varying family circumstances.

You do not have to be wealthy or have a large home to become a carer.

You do need to be committed to meeting the individual needs of children in your care.

More Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander foster carers, as well as carers from other ethnic backgrounds, are needed throughout Queensland.

Read testimonies from carers about their experiences.

Foster and kinship care resources

Find below a list of resources about becoming a foster or kinship carer in English and in other languages.

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