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Berry Street Foster Care
Phone: 03 9429 9266
http://www.berrystreet.org.au/BecomeaFosterCarer

Foster Care can be for:

A few days
A few weeks
Or for much longer

Who can become a foster carer

Foster carers come from different backgrounds, cultures and experiences and may be:

  • Single, couple, married or not married
  • Male or female
  • May or may not have children
  • Need to be over 21 years of age
  • Of any sexual orientation
  • Can have a variety of working and living arrangements
  • Can live in houses, flats or shared households

Foster carers should have a sense of humour, patience, tolerance and a willingness to be flexible and open to new experiences. In addition carers must be willing to work within a professional team and have a capacity to provide a safe, structured and nurturing environment

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