Foster carer stories

  • Metos

    Since settling in Australia, Metos has been fostering for more than a decade and enjoys sharing her own culture with the children in her care.

  • Jodie

    Jodie's first experience of caring for a child melted her heart. Since then she's fostered as many children as possible, grateful for the opportunity to give them care, even for a short period of time.

  • Sandra and Rick

    Sandra and Rick had been married for 15 years with two beautiful children of their own when they decided to open their home to kids in need.

  • Uncle Allan and Cheryl

    Having been caring for Indigenous and non-Indigenous children for more than 20 years, Uncle Allan and Cheryl know it doesn't matter what age you are — foster caring is a life experience like no other.

  • Michael and Scott

    Michael and Scott knew that helping kids in need was the right pathway for them. Once they started foster caring, they wished they'd started earlier.

  • Karyn and Ron

    When Ron met Karyn, he saw the amazing difference she was making in children's lives and was inspired to get involved. Now neither can imagine their lives any differently.

  • Justin

    Nothing prepared Justin for the emotional satisfaction of being able to give children in need a safe and happy space to call home.

  • Joy and Anthony

    After welcoming a teenager into their home for the weekend 16 years ago, Joy and Anthony knew their lives would take on a new path.

  • Rose

    When Rose became a foster carer more than a decade ago she never could have imagined the path her life would take.

  • Des and Daveena

    Des and Daveena were deciding about either getting into a bus and travelling around Australia with their son or becoming foster carers. They chose to become foster carers and have never looked back.

  • Chris and Sophiaan

    It took Chris and Sophiaan six years to make the decision to become foster carers. It only took a moment for them to know they had made the right decision.

  • Matt and Joyce

    Matt and Joyce believe that "people come into your life for a reason" and that kids come into their lives and they leave being able to count, or say the alphabet.

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