Opening hears opening homes

Yes you can be a foster carer

You can help change a young life for the better. And you don’t have to be a superhero or a social worker to do it. You just need to be someone who is willing to care for – and care about – children. All around Victoria, everyday people, from all walks of life, are opening their hearts and their homes to children and young people in need. But many more foster carers are needed.

And Fostering Connections can help.

Families come in all shapes and sizes, and so do foster care households. Victoria has 25 foster care agencies and they’ve come together with the Victorian Government to create Fostering Connections. Making it easy to find the foster care agency that is right for you.

“To see the shy boy who came to us grow to become so confident and talkative was just amazing.”

Carers tell their stories

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Five carers from across Victoria on how it's the everyday, small things that make the big difference to foster children. View text version
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Meet Liz and Daniel and hear how being foster carers has benefited them and their own children. View text version
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Fostering Connections brings together the skills and expertise of Victoria's 25 foster care agencies. View text version