Foster care stories and news

Read about people who are foster carers with Baptcare - how they made the decision to get started, the highs and lows, and what they have learned along the way.

Plus, get helpful information from the Baptcare foster care team. We talk to people in the Melbourne's northern and western suburbs every day to help them understand if foster care is right for their lives and what it takes to start the process.

Foster carer Andria tells her story

24 Jun 2019

Read why Andria and her family decided to become foster carers.

FC Challenges video TN

09 Aug 2017

What are the challenges that foster carers face?

FC rewards

09 Aug 2017

Foster carers open up about the unexpected rewards

FC training video TN

21 Jul 2017

What training and support does Baptcare provide for foster carers?


14 Jul 2017

How does being a foster carer fit into your life?


06 Jul 2017

Becoming a foster carer: Families tell their stories

The typical foster carer? There’s no such thing…

15 Feb 2017

The typical foster carer? There's no such thing...

Foster care back to school

03 Feb 2017

Tips for a smooth start to the school year

Do you have a place for a child in need

20 Dec 2016

A Christmas reflection: Do you have a place for a child in need?

Your decision and your kids

21 Nov 2016

Your kids and your decision to offer foster care

Ten golden rules for teens

05 Oct 2016

Ten golden rules for parents and foster carers of teenagers

Are you ready to be a foster carer?

20 Sep 2016

Are you ready to be a foster carer?