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Foster care stories

Our carers

Taking on the role of foster carer is a big decision. We understand prospective carers have lots of questions including the type of support they’ll receive to assist the child, rewards and challenges, the process of open adoption and guardianship, birth family involvement, restoration, the assessment process and so much more!

Some of our carers have graciously shared their experiences in the videos above. Just as every carer is different, so too are the children who require care. For this reason, everyone’s story will differ. However, one thing that these carers all share in common is their selfless commitment to ensuring a safe and secure home for children.

Bella's foster care & open adoption story

At just 18-months-old, Bella was taken into foster care. After two years with the same family, Bella's foster parents looked into adoption. This is Bella story.

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Foster care: real questions and real answers

In the video below, kids who needed foster care candidly answer real questions about going into foster care.

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Foster Carers: Real questions and Real answers

In the video below, foster carers answer real questions about what being a foster carer is really like.

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Samantha's foster care story

As a young mother, Sam thought she had motherhood under control. When her children were removed from her custody, it served as a wake-up call.

Sam shares here story in the video below.

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Bronwyn, Stewart and Kodi's foster care story

After having their daughter Emily, Bronwyn and Stewart wanted more children but weren't able to have anymore of their own. 

After considering a number of options including international adoption, Bronwyn found herself drawn to foster care and the idea of helping a child in need of care, love and a home.

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Sabine and Peter's foster care story

After seeing children being mistreated and spoken to badly while she was out and about, Sabine made the decision to become a foster carer.

Sabine and Peter provide eemrgency, respite and short-term care. When you foster with CatholicCare, we work with you to determine what type of care suits you and your lifestyle.

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Tracey's foster care story

Tracey became a carer to make a difference and to give a better life to children in need.

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Robyn's foster care Story

Robyn became a foster carer after her sister, Faye, explained the need for foster carers. She provides short term and respite care for children for whom the goal is reunification.

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Wendy's foster care story

Wendy enjoys being a foster carer because it gives her the opportunity to meet wonderful children and to be a positive source of care and love in their life.

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Megan's foster care story

After having her first child, Megan couldn't have anymore children but felt her family wasn't quite complete. This is what lead her to become a foster carer.

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Becoming a foster carer

Our team of friendly and qualified staff will do their best to answer these questions, so feel free to call them on 4944 0700. We also hold information sessions for prospective carers which usually include a presentation from an existing carer. After the presentation, you're able to ask questions and  the carer will provide answers.

If would prefer a one-on-one meeting, we can put you in touch with some of our existing carers so you can hear from them for yourself all about their first-hand experiences. We can even arrange a one-on-one chat with a carer who provides similar care to the type you are considering providing (immediate/ emergency, restoration, respite, long-term/ guardianship/ open adoption).

If after watching these videos you have any questions for our staff or carers, please contact us via phone at 4944 0700 or email  at rsvp@catholiccare.org.au. you can also register to come along to one of our upcoming information sessions using the form below. We’ll only be too happy to help!

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