Barnardos Australia foster carers share their experience and stories.

Please watch videos of our foster carers and hear them talk about their experiences. We will be adding more videos in the future, so check back soon!


Meet sisters Jane, Nilufer and Neslihan - Barnardos Australia Crisis Carers

 Their advice? "Just do it!"


Meet Christine - Barnardos Australia adolescent foster carer

Christine talks about what it takes to become a foster carer - a sense of humour, kindness and patience.


Meet Naomi - Barnardos Australia crisis carer

Naomi talks about her experiences - "It's one of the hardest things you will do, but it is one of the most rewarding. It changes your life."


Meet Wally and Simon – Barnardos Australia Permanent Foster Carers

Simon and Wally’s fostering journey led to adoption – they tell of the joys and challenges fostering brings.


Meet Chris and Hillary - Long-term foster carers with Barnardos Australia

Chris and Hilary talk about why they enjoy being foster carers and share their experiences.


Meet Lynne - a long term foster carer with Barnardos Australia

Lynne is a long term foster carer with Barnardos Australia. "I like to think I can make a difference in the lives of these children, because it's not their fault that life has turned out as it has for them." 


Meet Sharon

Sharon is a foster carer who has looked after more than 40 children. "We are here for the children for as long as it takes."


Meet Lindsey and Regan

Regan and Lindsey have cared for many children short term, they say its the positive changes they see in the children that help them remain committed to foster caring.

Count yourself in and start the journey to become a foster carer today.

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If you would like to speak to someone about becoming a foster carer, please call 1800 663 441 or fill out our online enquiry form.