Brisbane Foster and Kinship Care Agency

Become a Foster / Kinship Carer with Inala Community House Out of Home Care (ICHOHC). It’s an immensely rewarding journey, as you can:

✔ Provide a safe and loving home for a child at risk
✔ Enhance your own parenting skills and knowledge
✔ Make a real positive lifelong impact on a child’s life
✔ Expand your social circle through our community of Foster and Kinship Carers

 


 

Foster Care Opportunities – Anyone Can Help

4 choices of Care you can choose from – so no matter your level commitment, there’s one for every family and everyone.

respite care emergency care short term long term care

Weekend (Respite) Care

Emergency Care

Short-Term Care

Long-Term Care

 


 

Our Support System

training provided 24/7 support financial support network support

Training

24/7 Support

Financial Support

Support Network

We provide ongoing quality training so you feel comfortable and confident in caring for a child. All emergencies are urgent – call us whenever you need. Receive a caring allowance to help cover the living costs of children. Meet other carers and families through social events happening throughout the year.

 

How to Become a Foster / Kinship Carer?

Requirements

✔ All Foster or Kinship Carers need to be 18+ and over

✔ Eligible for a Blue Card (Working with Children Check)

Australian Citizen or a permanent resident in Australia

✔ Has a stable and loving home to provide for children

 

Process Involved

Step 1Submit application form or contact us

Step 2 – Start training and assessment

Step 3 – Get approved

Step 4 – Congratulations, your Foster / Kinship Care journey starts now

Stories from Our Foster Carers

I wish I had started earlier, I just love it and find it so rewarding. You can’t get this feeling anywhere else, not from donating money, just from nurturing these children; even if you can help just one. You really see the difference in these children, the difference you make.

You know from the beginning that they aren’t yours and aren’t going to stay forever. For the short time I have, I’m going to do my best for that child. You know that when they do go, a little part of you goes with them on their journey. When they go, I prepare myself, I have my moments, I have tears, and I always send a storybook and a cast of their footprints. Yes I am sad when they go but I hope that it is for the best. I’m only a stepping stone in their life. Seeing them go home, back to their biological family, was the most rewarding thing I’ve ever experienced. I can’t judge, all I can do is help. I’m so proud to have been a part of that.

Kerris, Foster Carer since 2009


Go do it, because it gives you a lot of joy. I had a really empty life, but becoming a Foster Carer has given me a lot of happiness.

Gloria, Foster Carer since 1995


The good thing about Foster Caring is that you get the opportunity to watch the children grow and develop by giving them support, love and understanding. They are all beautiful little butterflies.

Toni, Foster Carer since 2002

Support Through Full Childcare Subsidy*

DID YOU KNOW? ALL foster children in care are eligible to receive childcare subsidy. My Place Family Day Care can support our Foster / Kinship Carers with all the early learning development of the child. This means our Carers have one less thing to worry about.

Submit the Contact Form below for more info or get in touch by calling 3372 1711 or emailing: Recruitment@ich.org.au.

*Up to 100 hours of subsidised childcare per fortnight. More details, contact our friendly staff.

Learn More About Foster / Kinship Care

We understand you may have questions, so to start, download our brochure for more info and find out what’s involved. Below are related documents we hope you find useful about all things Foster and Kinship Care.

My Journey in Care Info

Kinship Carer Program Info

Kids Right

Statement of Commitment

Any questions, please contact our Foster Care Coordinators on 3372 1711 or fill in the contact form above. We also recommend you visit the Australian Government for everything relating to Foster and Kinship care.

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All Foster/Kinship Care enquiries, complete the contact form.

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