Myth 3: You need to be wealthy to be a foster carer

No. Your wealth does not limit your capacity to be a foster carer. Foster carers come from all walks of life. The most important attribute is being able to provide a safe and nurturing environment for a young person.

Myth 4: You need to own your own home to be a foster carer

No. You can become a foster carer if you are renting or own your own home. As a general rule, you will need a spare bedroom in your house to ensure your foster child has their own space, and when siblings are taken in to care they are generally fine to share a room together.

Myth 5: Every child in foster care has problems

Children in foster care are regular kids who have been dealt an unfortunate set of circumstances. Some do have significant emotional and behavioural needs, which is why providing a safe and nurturing environment is so important.

We will support you and throughout your foster care journey to ensure you are equipped to meet the needs of the child in your care.

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I'm ready to become a foster carer, what next?

The journey to become a foster carer takes between three to five months. Find out how what steps are involved and AnglicareSA can support you to become a foster carer today.

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There are many reasons that families and individuals become foster carers. What they all share is a selflessness to care for and support children in need. Watch their stories.


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Become a foster carer and do something extraordinary. Through the gift of your time, support, care and knowledge, you’ll make a lasting change to the life of a young person. 

There are many ways you can be involved, from providing care on an occasional weekend, through to ongoing, long-term support. 

AnglicareSA’s experience and knowledge makes us South Australia’s leading provider of foster care services and we will guide you through every step of your journey.

We believe that everyone deserves a happy childhood. If you do too, register to become a foster carer today.

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Myth 1: You need to be married or in a relationship to be a foster carer

No. Foster families come from all kinds of backgrounds and family types – single people, families with and without children already, same-sex and straight couples, people who work part-time or full-time, those who study and retirees.

Myth 2: Foster care is a long-term commitment 

No. There are a number of different types of foster care including Immediate care (care that is needed at short notice, may be for a night or longer), short-term care (two weeks to two years), long-term care, respite care (e.g. one weekend per month or an overnight stay) and specialist therapeutic care.

Ready to become a foster carer? 

Enquire now and start your journey.


Ready to become a foster carer? 

Enquire now and start your journey.