Join Our Community of 
Foster Carers and Kinship Carers

Our community of foster and kinship carers work together to provide safe and supportive family experiences for children of all ages in Queensland.

There are Many Ways You Can Help

Weekend
Care

Emergency
Care

Short-term
Care

Long-term
Care

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.

You Won't be
Doing it Alone

Training

We understand that starting out as a foster carer can be daunting. So we offer all of your carers training support before they start fostering.

On-call & After Hours Support

We offer after-hours on-call support to all of our carers. We also provide allocated support workers and organise regular carer events.

Financial Support

The QLD Government provides financial support for foster carers, which means you may be elgible for fortnightly payments to help cover the cost of providing foster care.

Over 18 years
of age?

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.

Single, married or living with a partner?

Whether you’re in a relationship or single, you’re equally eligible to become a foster carer.

Working or staying at home?

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.

Living in
Queensland?

If you’re in South East, South West or Far North Queensland, then we’re looking for help in your area.

Already a
parent?

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.

Citizen or permanent resident?

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 ready to learn more about becoming a foster carer, download our Foster & Kinship Care Information Pack

Find out exactly what’s involved in fostering a child and discover the best way for you to make a difference.

You Won't be
Doing it Alone

Step 1.

Request and complete your application form

We can help you work through the application, and answer any questions you may have.

Step 2.

Complete your Mercy Community foster care training

We’ll prepare you with comprehensive training to ensure that you’re as ready as possible for a foster child to join your family.

Step 3.

Undertake a fostering assessment

We’ll complete a final check to make sure you’re ready and don’t have any last-minute questions.

Learn More About
Foster & Kinship Care

We understand you might have questions, so we’ve prepared an information pack for you to explore further. And if you’d like to speak to our foster and kinship care team, we’re here to talk about how foster care could work for you..

Training

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.

On-call & After Hours Support

We offer after-hours on-call support to all of our carers. We also provide allocated support workers and organise regular carer events.

Financial Support

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.

Over 18 years
of age?

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.

Single, married or living with a partner?

Whether you’re in a relationship or single, you’re equally eligible to become a foster carer.

Working or staying at home?

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.

Already a
parent?

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.

Citizen or permanent resident?

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.

Living in
Queensland?

If you’re in South East, South West or Far North Queensland, then we’re looking for help in your area.

If you’re ready to learn more about becoming a foster carer, download our Foster & Kinship Care Information Pack

Find out exactly what’s involved in fostering a child and discover the best way for you to make a difference.

Download Info Pack

How to Become
a Foster Carer

Step 1.

Request and complete your
application form

We can help you work through the application, and answer any questions you may have.

Step 2.

Complete your Mercy Community
foster care training

We’ll prepare you with comprehensive training to ensure that you’re as ready as possible for a foster child to join your family.

Step 3.

Undertake a fostering
assessment

We’ll complete a final check to make sure you’re ready and don’t have any last-minute questions.

Join Our Community of 
Foster Carers and Kinship Carers

Our community of foster and kinship carers work together to provide safe and supportive family experiences for children of all ages in Queensland.

There are Many Ways You Can Help

Weekend
Care

Emergency
Care

Short-term
Care

Long-term
Care

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.

You Won't be
Doing it Alone

Training

We understand that starting out as a foster carer can be daunting. So we offer all of your carers training support before they start fostering.

On-call & After Hours Support

We offer after-hours on-call support to all of our carers. We also provide allocated support workers and organise regular carer events.

Financial Support

The QLD Government provides financial support for foster carers, which means you may be elgible for fortnightly payments to help cover the cost of providing foster care.

Over 18 years
of age?

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.

Single, married or living with a partner?

Whether you’re in a relationship or single, you’re equally eligible to become a foster carer.

Working or staying at home?

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.

Living in
Queensland?

If you’re in South East, South West or Far North Queensland, then we’re looking for help in your area.

Already a
parent?

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.

Citizen or permanent resident?

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 ready to learn more about becoming a foster carer, download our Foster & Kinship Care Information Pack

Find out exactly what’s involved in fostering a child and discover the best way for you to make a difference.

You Won't be
Doing it Alone

Step 1.

Request and complete your application form

We can help you work through the application, and answer any questions you may have.

Step 2.

Complete your Mercy Community foster care training

We’ll prepare you with comprehensive training to ensure that you’re as ready as possible for a foster child to join your family.

Step 3.

Undertake a fostering assessment

We’ll complete a final check to make sure you’re ready and don’t have any last-minute questions.

Learn More About
Foster & Kinship Care

We understand you might have questions, so we’ve prepared an information pack for you to explore further. And if you’d like to speak to our foster and kinship care team, we’re here to talk about how foster care could work for you..

Learn More About
Foster & Kinship Care

We understand you might have questions, so we’ve prepared an information pack for you to explore further. And if you’d like to speak to our foster and kinship care team, we’re here to talk about how foster care could work for you.

Download Information Pack

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