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Discover #FosterCare18 at 530 Collins

This year Fostering Connections are celebrating Foster Care Week a little differently with #FosterCare18.

Fostering Conversations: Aunty Elaine

Aunty Elaine is a Wemba-Wemba Bunurong woman and foster grandmother. Find out why she believes it’s so important that Aboriginal people foster Aboriginal Children.

Fostering Conversations: Sue-Anne

Sue-Anne is a respite carer, young professional, single mother and proud Wurundjeri woman. Hear how she makes foster care work for her!

Fostering Conversations: Andrew's Story

Andrew is a single dad to two wonderful teenage boys, both through foster care. Just like all families, they have their challenges, but Andrew's practical, laid-back and mindset the support...

Fostering Conversations: Wendy and Steve

Wendy and Steve provide foster care for children and young people on short-term, long-term and respite placements.

Fostering Conversations: Jade and Bob

Jade and Bob weren't ready for kids of their own, but they love children and wanted to give kids in care the opportunity to have a safe, loving home until...

Fostering Conversations: Katrina's Story

Katrina cares for teenagers in her property in rural Victoria. The space and quiet gives the young people peace and rest - and the horses give them a friend to...

Caring for children, caring for culture

Fostering children is not just about providing food and shelter. It’s also about providing emotional, physical and cultural care.

Always room for one more: Malcolm and Michelle's story

When Malcolm and Michelle decided to become foster carers, it was because they love being around children.

Single people can make a difference

Deciding to become a foster carer can seem daunting. But it doesn’t have to be. There are many different ways to foster children.

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