Foster Care

Fostering Young Lives is seeking foster carers across Sydney who can provide safe and nurturing homes for children and young people who cannot live with their own family right now.

Often children will return home once it is safe for them to do so. Some children will need carers to provide them with a permanent home. No matter how long a child stays with you, as a foster carer you’ll make a positive difference in their life in a way that stays with them forever.

You can find more information about foster care program, "Fostering Young Lives", in our information booklet.

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FAQ's about foster care

We answer the most frequently asked questions about foster care

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Who can be a foster carer

We’re always looking for foster carers to create safe, welcoming environments for children in need.

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Steps to become a foster carer

Our dedicated staff will be there to guide you through the process of becoming a carer

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Types of foster care

For a night or longer term, our foster care programs always have the best interests of the child at heart.

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What support do carers receive?

It is important that carers feel supported, equipped and encouraged in their critical role of caring for children.

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Challenges and rewards

Fostering might not always be easy, but it is incredibly rewarding for both carers and the children they support.

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