Foster and Kinship Care
Supporting you with everything you need to make a positive difference for a child.
Foster and Kinship Care Explained…
Foster and kinship care is providing a safe, secure and supportive home for children and young people who are unable to live with their birth parent/s.
Mercy Community supports almost 400 generous foster and kinship carers, who provide a safe and loving home environment for some of the most vulnerable children in Queensland.
At Mercy Community, we believe foster and kinship carers are community heroes, and we value their selflessness to open their hearts and homes to children who cannot live with their birth parent/s.
You won’t be doing it alone…
We are dedicated to providing genuine support to our foster and kinship carers, including:
How can you make a difference for a child?
At Mercy Community, we understand that long-term foster caring isn’t for everyone. We also know that every child requires different levels of care.
We offer a variety of care types to ensure the best fit for every carer and every child
You can help nurture and support a child, even if your time is limited by other commitments. Contact us today to find out more about what type of foster care is the best fit for you and your family.
Am I eligible to be a Foster Carer?
Over 18 years of age?
Single, married or living with a partner?
Working or staying at home?
Already a parent?
Citizen or permanent resident?
Living in Queensland?
If you’re ready to learn more about becoming a foster carer, download our Foster & Kinship Care Information Pack
How to become a Foster Carer
Step 1 - Request and complete your application form
Step 2 - Complete your Mercy Community foster care training
Step 3 - Undertake a fostering assessment
Contact a Foster and Kinship Care team near you today!
Foster and Kinship Care program partners
Our foster and kinship care programs are funded by the Queensland Govenrment Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women.