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Become a foster carer

Help change a child's life in Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia.

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At MacKillop Family Services, we work for the rights of all children to be free to enjoy their childhood in a safe and loving home, where they are nurtured and have a sense of belonging and cultural identity.
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With their own children grown up, these first-time foster carers opened their doors to another child in need

Tracey and Nigel, from Western Sydney have five kids ranging from 17-21 years of age. With the children now fairly independent, they started to consider what was next.

"A close friend of ours had been foster carer for a long time and using her knowledge and contacts, we teamed up with MacKillop Family Services to take on a child that needed short term foster care." Read More

"With any father, everything is about love"

Francis Khan is a father to four grown children. He's seen the rewards of fatherhood and for the past year, he's been experiencing these rewards again as a foster father.

Francis feels a strong responsibility to provide a safe home and a strong connection to culture for Aboriginal children in care. Read More

"I realised I could help kids even if I couldn't commit to full-time care"

Eastern suburbs Dad, Simon Dobson, dispels the myth that you have to be part of a 'traditional' nuclear family to be a foster carer and wants people to know that there's no such thing as 'one size fits all' when it comes to foster care, whether you are currently in a relationship or single, working or retired, renting or a home owner, foster care could be for you. Read More

Why wouldn't you be a foster carer?

This Father's Day, MacKillop is celebrating foster care Dads. The men who step up and provide the kind of safe and stable environment, loving support and encouragement children and young people in care need to reach their potential.

Dads like Jason and Brent from the Illawarra region in NSW. Three years ago, they took the first steps on their journey to be foster carers. Read More