Every child is different and every home is different. At Mercy Community, we understand that a variety of care types ensures the best fit for every child and every carer.
You can help nurture and support a child, even if your time is limited by other commitments.
We understand that starting out as a foster carer can be daunting. So we offer all of our carers training support before they start fostering.
We offer after-hours on-call support to all of our carers. We also provide allocated support workers and organise regular carer events.
The QLD Government provides financial support for foster carers, which means you may be eligible for fortnightly payments to help cover the costs of providing foster care.
If you’re an adult, you’re able to become a foster carer and enrich the life of a child. You might suit some or all types of foster care, depending on your age.
Whether you’re in a relationship or single, you’re equally eligible to become a foster carer.
It doesn’t matter if you have a full-time or part-time job, or if you’re unemployed, there’s a type of foster care to suit your commitments.
Whether you have children at home, adult children or have never had children – if you’re able to provide a safe and loving home, you’re eligible.
Citizens and residents are eligible, but even if you’re not a citizen or resident, you can still be considered to become a foster carer.
If you’re in South East, South West or Far North Queensland, then we’re looking for help in your area.
Find out exactly what’s involved in fostering a child and discover the best way for you to make a difference.
We can help you work through the application, and answer any questions you may have.
We’ll prepare you with comprehensive training to ensure that you’re as ready as possible for a foster child to join your family.
We’ll complete a final check to make sure you’re ready and don’t have any last-minute questions.
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