Foster and kinship care

We help caring Queenslanders open their doors and hearts

Sadly in Queensland, new children enter the child protection system every day. You can help create a better tomorrow by becoming a foster carer with us - one of Queensland's largest foster care providers.

Every year, our carers provide safe, stable and nurturing homes for almost 3,000 children aged 0-17 who've sadly suffered, or are at risk of suffering, abuse or neglect and can no longer live at home. 

Anyone can apply to be a foster carer with us - you just need to be 18 or over, living in Queensland and be able to provide a safe, stable and caring home. Some of our carers have foster children full-time, while others step in when needed for a day or so as respite carers.

Types of care

Foster care

Find out about our short-term, long-term and specialist foster care programs.
I'm interested in foster care

Kinship care

Find out about becoming a carer for your relative or community member through our kinship care program.
I'm interested in kinship care

Advice for future foster carers

If you've ever thought of becoming a foster carer, you need to watch this video. Our foster and kinship support staff give their best advice for those considering the journey.

Meet our people

Hear advice from Sarah, Esmee, Stacey, Cherie and Bethany.

Stories from our foster and kinship carers

Meet Peter and Izanne

Foster carers

Peter and Izanne's life plans changed when they took on the full time care of their grandson. But they think it's the most fulfilling and positive opportunity. Hear their story in the video.

Meet Lyndal and Ross

Foster carers

Lyndal and Ross have been carers for more than 14 years. They offer a safe space for vulnerable young people in emergency care situations.


Foster carer

Hear from Jacqui as she talks about her experience as a foster carer.

Meet Renee and Kristy

Foster carers

Hear Renee and Christy as they discuss the joys and challenges that come with being long-term foster carers.

Meet Zara, Kinship carer

Meet Zara, kinship carer to her three younger siblings in Townsville.

Meet Melissa & Scott - Foster carers

Melissa and Scott have welcomed foster children into their family for 15 years. Melissa grew up with foster siblings, so it felt natural for her to welcome foster children into her family and raise them alongside her biological children. 

Our reviews

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Call us for more information

1800 222 273

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