Taking on the role of foster carer is a big decision and a big commitment. We understand potential carers have many questions including the types of support they will receive and the rewards and challenges. We understand that carers are also interested to know about the permanency pathways — restoration, guardianship/kinship, open adoption and long-term foster care.
Other important aspects of becoming a foster carer including the assessment process and involvement of carers with birth families are addressed on this website. Some of our carers have graciously shared their experiences in the videos below. 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.
Ronlyn and Alan's foster care story
Ronyln and Alan have 4 biological children together and have provided emergency, respite and restorative care for over 13 children with CatholicCare. This is their story.
Our team of friendly and qualified staff will do their best to answer questions, so feel free to call them on 4944 0711. We also hold information sessions for potential carers, which can include a presentation from an existing carer. After the session, there will be time for questions and answers.
If you would prefer a one-on-one meeting, we can possibly put you in touch with one of our existing carers so you can hear about their first-hand experiences.
If after watching these videos you have any questions for our staff, please contact us on 4944 0711 or complete the form below. We’ll only be too happy to help!