Foster Care Week is celebrated in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia from 11-17 September. We are both humbled and amazed by the enormous contribution of our village of carers who open their homes, their hearts and their lives giving back to the community so selflessly.
Foster Care Week 2023 is here!
This year, Foster Care Week is celebrated in Victoria, New South Wales, ACT and South Australia from 10-16 September.
The theme this year is ‘Heart of Gold’
“Celebrating the generosity and huge hearts of carers and their valuable place in the lives of the children and young people in their care.”
We are both humbled and amazed by the enormous contribution of our village of carers who open their homes, their hearts and their lives giving back to the community so selflessly.
Carers play an essential role in the lives of children and young people; they give more than just a roof over head, a warm meal, and a cosy bed. They are a safety net, someone to rely on during the time children are away from family. Their unconditional love, kindness, and care making an incredible difference to the lives of many.
It is no secret that it takes different types of carers to care for all types of kids. The amazing community of carers we have on our team make up a rich and diverse village, regardless of their cultural backgrounds, marital status, gender identities, or financial circumstances, day and night, these carers are providing a safe and nurturing home for a child or young person when they need it most. We couldn’t be prouder of the OzChild village.
Happy Foster Care Week!
- Meet OzChild Carers Molly and Ben
- Meet 2023 Elizabeth Tudor Award Winner Lisa Laing
- Meet 2023 Jillian Wain Award Winners Vince and Kym
- Meet 2023 Victorian Protecting Children Award Winner Leonie Patterson
- Celebrate Foster Care Week in the ACT
- Most Commonly Asked Questions About Foster Care – Video Series
- Read about OzChild’s Specialised Foster Care Program, Treatment Foster Care Oregon
- Kids with complex or special needs looking for very special carers
- Register to attend a virtual information session
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