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Foster Carers Needed

There are thousands of children and young people aged 0-17 in the New South Wales out-of-home care system needing a loving home. And while there are many caring individuals and families opening up their homes and lives to foster children, there remains an ongoing need for more carers.
We understand the decision to foster is a big one. You’ll first need to talk about it with the people close to you. The next step is to contact the Challenge Foster Care team to discuss your situation and your suitability as a foster carer. Once you become a carer you’ll be supported all the way by a dedicated caseworker and the Challenge team.

We urgently need dedicated people to provide care to children currently in motels and in need of a safe a nurturing home.

Rylie in the Hunter region

Rylie is a proud 13 year old Aboriginal girl who was born on Butchulla country in Southern QLD. Rylie does not know much about her Aboriginal background and is very keen to learn more about her culture. Tragic circumstances have meant that Rylie has found herself with no local family connections. She has a wonderful sense of humour, is usually easy-going and is mindful and thoughtful of the people who surround her.

Stability is important to Rylie’s journey. She has a casual job which she enjoys and she takes this responsibility seriously, never missing a shift. She enjoys spending time with friends, having her nails done and listening to music. She loves using essential oils and is great with younger children. Unlike most teenage girls, she takes pride is her bedroom and loves personalising it and keeping it super tidy.

She will need a carer who can support her with her grief, low self-esteem and help her recover from her trauma.

If you can offer Rylie stability, support, patience and a loving home, please get in contact as soon as possible. You can be the change that Rylie needs in her life.   

Find out more about the children and young people that are in URGENT need of a carer or family to support them.

Tom & Lucy In the New England region

Tom and Lucy are siblings located in the New England region; Tom is six and loves trains, reading books and dinosaurs. He is affectionate and happy and almost always has a smile on his face. Tom will need a carer who is kind and understanding and who might have some knowledge of autism and communication delays. He’ll need an energetic carer who can take him to weekly therapeutic appointments and who has the capacity and willingness to learn about trauma and the impact it has on children’s lives. Lucy is 1 year old and totally adorable. Tom smiles a lot but Lucy smiles most of the time! She needs support to continue meeting her early childhood milestones.

Find out more about the children and young people that are in URGENT need of a carer or family to support them.

Robbie

Robbie is an outgoing 11 year old boy, who is currently living in supported care. We are looking for carers in Sydney, Central Coast or the Hunter region. Robbie will need your strength to support him in managing his ADHD and anxiety. Are you brave enough to take the next step to enquire about providing him with a stable home, giving him a sense of belonging. You will be key in developing Robbie’s social skills and supporting his sense of identity as a young adult. You will be ready to encourage Robbie to continue with his schooling and support his interest of art, being outdoors and his love of animals? YOU ARE STRONG, YOU ARE BRAVE, YOU ARE READY! Take the next step, contact us now.

Lilly in New England

Lilly is an 11 year old girl currently living in the Tamworth Area. Lilly is looking for a home within the New England region so she can maintain a connection to family. Lilly is a vibrant and energetic little girl who loves dance, eisteddfods and performing. Lilly is also enjoys spending time outdoors and riding horses. We are looking for a very specific foster carer(s) who are able to provide Lilly with the love and attention she needs. Lilly will thrive with a female carer(s) in a household with no other children. The ideal carer(s) will have an understanding of trauma informed care, access to their own transport and have a flexible schedule. Same sex couples are encouraged to apply.

Ethan on the Central Coast

Ethan is a 10 year old boy, who is currently living with support staff in supported accommodation on the Central Coast. If you have room in your heart, and your home for Ethan, please contact us as soon as possible. Ethan loves all things sport and just being generally active. He enjoys watching NRL and is a big Roosters fan. Not only does is love soccer, he is a talented player, and trains twice a week with his local team. We are looking for carers who can provide a stable home and assistance with managing his ADHD. Ethan’s carers will need to understand trauma informed care or are willing to learn techniques to best support Ethan to manage his behavioural disorders.

Kaleb on the Central Coast

Kaleb is an engaging 12 year old boy, who is currently living with support staff in supported accommodation on the Central Coast. Are you strong enough to support him to manage his ADHD and anxiety? Are you brave enough to take the next step to enquire about providing him with a caring home which supports him with his sense of belonging and to become a part of a family unit? Are you ready to help support Kaleb to continue with his schooling and support his interest of watching YouTube, movies and playing his Xbox? YOU ARE READY! Take the next step, contact us now.

Challenge Foster Care is seeking someone who has an understanding of the importance of family and community connections and can provide a stable and supportive environment for these children.

Please contact us if you feel you can help to provide young people in Out Of Home Care with hope and a stable home please email our team on fostercare@challengecommunity.org.au

Alternatively, you can fill out our online enquiry form below to find out more.

* Names changed and models used to protect privacy.

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