Can I become a foster carer?

become a foster carer

At the heart of it, fostering is caring for another person’s child – for as little as a few days or weeks, or sometimes years until they’re able to join their family again or head out into the world as an adult.

Never underestimate the lasting difference you could make in a child’s life by providing them with a home, a positive family experience and a place where they feel safe, supported and cared for.

Become a Foster Carer in Brisbane

Mercy Community Services is looking for new foster carers in the areas of Caboolture, Brisbane, Redlands, Logan, Beaudesert, Greater Ipswich and South West Queensland and we invite you to get in touch with them to find out more about how to become a foster carer.

They need carers of all ages and background, so whether you’re young or old; working or retired; single or a couple – Mercy would love to hear from you.

become a foster carer

What type of foster care can I provide?

Foster caring is not one size fits all. Each child or young person’s circumstances are unique and their care is tailored to their needs. Mercy Community Services work with you to find the right fit for both you and the child needing care. There are many of types of foster care for you to consider – you might provide respite, emergency, short or long-term care. So, you can be a foster carer full time, part time, or just on weekends, and you can tell Mercy the age and gender of children you’d like to care for.

Elizabeth and Paul, foster carers with Mercy Community Services, said: “We have really, really, loved the experience of being foster carers, and hope to do it for as long as we can. Just give children love, lots of love. If you open your heart and your home and just love the children in your care, it’s amazing what they can do and what they can achieve.”

What support do Foster Carers receive?

Mercy Community Services’ friendly foster care team will support you through every step of the journey. They offer carers-dedicated foster care workers, information and training, after-hours on-call support, and invites to special carer events. You’ll also receive remuneration for the cost of foster caring from the Queensland Government.

Whether you’re ready to apply to become a foster carer, or are just thinking about it, we invite you to get in touch. Call 1300TOFOSTER (1300 863 678), or visit to read more about becoming a foster carer with Mercy Community Services.

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