Foster Care FAQs
Are you one in a million?
Thank you for reading this far. If you’ve got to this stage, we know that wrapping your arms around vulnerable young lives is something that means a lot to you. We find people who become foster carers realise they are more than themselves – they are part of an ecosystem, a community with a unique flavour that is WA. Together, we have our own way of seeing the world. And if we all care for one another, our community thrives.
If you believe you have the power to make positive change, then read on. We’ve put together answers to some of the most common questions asked by those thinking about making the rewarding, life changing decision to become a foster carer.
Can I become a foster carer?
Children in need come from incredibly diverse backgrounds – we need foster care families that reflect this wonderful diversity. At Accordwest we welcome foster care applications from all parts of our community, including all racial backgrounds, cultural backgrounds and sexual orientations. We work with foster carers who are single, married, partnered, divorced, gay, transgender and heterosexual, and we recruit foster carers from all religious backgrounds. Home ownership status and income will not impact your foster care application.
Given the disproportionate high percentage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in care, we particularly welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.