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Care is what REALLY matters.

Our foster carers are everyday people doing extraordinary things. All of them share one common goal – they want to provide hope and brighter futures for Queensland children who need it most. These amazing people are currently looking after 1,800 children, but the job isn’t done. No matter your background, your family dynamics or your life experience, you can change a life. At the end of the day, providing a safe, stable and caring home is what really matters. Enquire today and start your fostering journey.

Who can be a foster carer?

Any Queenslander can apply to become a foster carer. If you're an adult, care about children and are able to provide a safe, stable and caring home, you could make a great foster carer.
Are you eligible?

Our foster carers are just like you. 

Foster care isn’t all sunshine and rainbows, but it is incredibly rewarding. Hear directly from our community of foster carers who share what it’s like being a foster carer with Churches of Christ.  
Meet our community of carers.

Types of foster care.

Did you know there’s more options than just long-term care? We understand that caring full time might not be possible for you, and that’s okay – click below to find other ways you can support vulnerable children. 
Explore care options.

How we support carers

We provide training and assistance at every stage of your foster care journey. We want to make sure you feel supported to provide the care that vulnerable children and young people need. 

Sonia, 50, full-time carer. 

“I have been a Foster Carer with Churches of Christ for the past 6 years. Our Case Managers, Team Leaders and Regional Managers have always been very respectful and available to me and assist wherever they can. They have always validated and appreciated our position as Foster Carers.”

Read more stories from our carers.

I’m interested, what’s the process?

There are a few steps to becoming a foster carer, and some will be quite involved but our team is here to support you through the whole process. Here’s what you can expect to happen once you submit an enquiry:

1. Initial call with our friendly team

Our team is here to assist you during the call and answer any questions that you may have. Feel free to ask us anything!

2. Home visit

Once you’ve decided you’d like to move forward, we will conduct a home visit. This allows us to meet you in person, gather more information, ensure the safety of your home, and gives you another chance to ask any additional questions you or your family may have. 

3. Training session

You will participate in four training modules, which can be done in a group setting or on a one-on-one basis if necessary. This is a mix of theory and practical training which will give you essential knowledge and skills for the journey ahead. 

4. Assessment & approval

We conduct a thorough, final screening and interview process which includes:  
  • Application for approval 
  • Blue card application 
  • Household safety study 
  • Health and wellbeing questionnaire   
  • Reference checks 
Once this assessment is completed, it will be submitted to the Department of Child Safety for their approval.

5. Outcome received

If approved, you’re assigned a dedicated Case Worker to provide you with ongoing support and mentoring in your new role as a foster carer. Together, we’ll work with the Department of Child Safety to develop a Foster Carer Agreement outlining the support you will receive, ongoing training requirements and types of placements you will consider.

Ready to start your fostering journey?

Whether you’re just after more information, or are ready to take the leap, our team is ready to help.

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