Foster Care Services
Upcoming Information Sessions
ONLINE - Saturday, 1 August 10AM
IN PERSON - Wednesday, 26 August 6.30PM
Thank you for tonight's session, it was very informative!
- Female attendee.
Thanks again for the information session last week, it was really informative and helpful!
- Husband and Wife attendees.
That was a really great session, and it flowed really well. Thank you!
- Male attendee.
About Foster Care
Lutheran Community Care highly values the critical role of foster carers and the contributions that their friends and families make to the nurture of children and young people. We recognise that children belong and thrive in families and foster carers provide stable, supportive and nurturing homes to help children feel safe and secure while separated from their birth parents and siblings.
For an introduction to foster care, watch our film and hear or read some of our carers share their stories about fostering. We hope they inspire you to consider fostering or to take the next step if you've been thinking about fostering for a while.
Foster carers come from all walks of life.
You can be a foster carer regardless of your culture, religion, relationship status, family make-up, home ownership or occupation. Visit Who Can Foster to learn more.
Happy Families Week #NFW20
Happy #NationalFamiliesWeek! It looks a little different this year with less events and public gatherings – but the reason for celebration remains as strong as ever! Families are the heart of our society – they come in all shapes and sizes and absolutely every one matters!Read More
“Could you make a difference in the life of a child or young person by becoming a foster carer? Over the coming weeks we will be sharing the stories of some of SA’s inspiring foster carers to recognise their efforts in improving the lives of children and young people.Read More
Megs is a working professional who hadn't raised her own children before.
In the beginning she had her doubts. She wondered whether or not she'd be a good mum and how fostering was going to fit in with her busy lifestyle and commitments.
In reality, it was only a very short time until Megs fully realized how much this little person needed her and how ready and willing she was to put them first and give them the unconditional love that they needed when they needed it.
"The most important thing for any child is that they have a home, and that they have a place where they know they belong, a place where they know they are loved."
Megs' child-focused attitude, her flexibility and her communication and teamwork within 'the village' have largely contributed to her success and personal growth in her journey as a foster mum.
Watch this video below as Megs openly shares her story, some of the challenges, some of the joys, and how she feels supported by Lutheran Community Care in her mission to "give her every opportunity to be who she's meant to be."
Coffee with a Carer (Video Chat!)
We like to host informal, drop-in sessions to have coffee with a carer.
However, during the Coronavirus pandemic we are limited in how we can meet together. Therefore we invite you to register your interest in meeting with a foster carer and we can host a coffee chat via Zoom (video chat).
We would love to make a time with you to have a video chat so you can learn more about fostering, meet a foster carer and ask any questions you may have.