Who can foster
At Lutheran Community Care, we embrace all people regardless of language, culture, ethnicity or religion.
Foster carers come from all walks of life to care for children and young people. Foster carers are everyday members of the community who have a strong commitment to help others, especially children.
Foster carers provide a safe and caring home for children and young people when their parent/s or relatives are unable to care for them or when children are at risk of harm.
Foster carers are not expected to be perfect, but they do need to relate well to children and be committed to meeting children's needs.
We welcome foster carers from all walks of life.
- Male or female
- Single or couple (including same-sex couples)
- Biological parents or adults without children
- Pet owners
- Renting or own their home
- Employed full-time, part-time or retired
- From all occupations
- Financially capable of supporting a child
- Physically and emotionally able to care for a child
- A permanent resident of Australia; and
- Generally over 25 years of age
To become a foster carer, you will undergo an assessment process where your maturity, health and lifestyle is considered within the context of the type of care you would like to provide.
All enquiries are treated strictly confidential.
"[We are] just regular people with a regular family"
- Ann, LCC Foster Carer
We need all kinds of carers to care for all kinds of children.
We embrace all people regardless of language, culture, ethnicity or religion.