Become a foster carer, and help make
a positive difference in a child's life
Right now, there are 21,000 children and young people in NSW who can’t live with their parents. That’s why we’re looking for foster carers – it’s our job to find safe homes for these children.
There are many reasons why people become foster carers, but it is usually for a love of children and a belief they can give a child or young person a nurturing and supportive home environment and help make a difference. Being a foster carer can involve weeks, months, years or a life-time commitment. Even one weekend a month can make a world of difference.
Foster carers come from all walks of life. They are single, married, in a same-sex or de facto relationship, male or female, renting or buying a home, employed, studying or retired, and come from many cultural backgrounds. They may have children living at home, adult children who have moved out of the home or have no children of their own.
Could you become a foster carer?
We know it’s a big decision to make, so we have interviewed some of our current carers about what it’s like to be a foster carer and why they would recommend the experience – read their stories below.