Share your home, share your life. Become a foster carer with Uniting Communities.

When a child can’t stay with their birth family, our foster carers can provide a safe, stable and supportive home. Foster care is often both rewarding and challenging, and you can form strong bonds with a child as they become part of your family.

We provide care for children up to 18 years of age who live with an intellectual disability or complex needs. They are under the Guardianship of the Minister, and it is best for their safety and development to live in foster care.

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> What is involved in being a foster carer?

Our foster carers are caring, empathetic people who provide long-term care or short-term respite care in metropolitan Adelaide.

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> Who can be a foster carer?

Foster carers don’t all look the same, and can come from all backgrounds and situations, or be different ages and sexualities.

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> Why become a foster carer with Uniting Communities?

We can provide you with a range of support through the application process and in your foster caring role.

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> What is the process for becoming a foster carer?

There are six steps in the application process to become a foster carer.

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Frequently asked questions

We have answered some of the more frequently asked questions here, and are available to answer any other questions you may have.

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