Fostering a Disabled Child - OzChild


People become carers for a variety of reasons, but the main reason is they want to make a positive difference in the life of children in need.

Anyone over the age of 21 years, who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident and in good physical and emotional health can apply to begin fostering a child with a disability.

You can be:

  • Female or male,
  • Single, married or in a de facto or same sex relationship,
  • Younger or older. Age requirements are flexible as long as you are healthy, energetic and with maturity and enthusiasm to care for a child or young person with a disability,
  • Renting, buying or own your own home,
  • Working (full time or part time) or not working,
  • From any ethnic or cultural background.

OzChild needs foster carers from a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and family types. We are looking for people willing to offer a child in need a safe and caring home. Click here to enquire about attending a foster care info session.


  • To see stories of our carers, click here.
  • To see stories from our children, click here.
  • To access useful foster carer resources, click here.