Every child deserves a happy home.
Tom* is like most 6 year old boys. He enjoys being outside and playing in the backyard. He loves going to school, and Paw Patrol is his favourite TV show.
Tom is also a non-verbal communicator who is fully dependent on a wheelchair. Cerebral Palsy and Dystonia (a condition that causes muscles in the body to contract) mean that Tom needs support to do daily tasks like eating, showering and dressing.
Because he communicates without speaking, Tom sometimes needs help to express what he’s thinking. But he’s thriving at school with specialist education support and he loves being around people with lots of laughs and cuddles.
Tom needs a full-time foster carer who can provide a stable, nurturing home and cater to his specific support needs. If you’d like to learn more, get in touch.
We’re always looking for foster carers who’ve got what it takes to help change children like Tom’s life for the better. And you might be surprised to hear that age, income and relationship status aren’t the most important factors in becoming a foster carer. Foster carers can be young or old, single or married and with or without their own children.
Some foster carers have previous experience or work with children, while others are looking for new challenges and opportunities. Two things they have in common are an abundance of love and a willingness to share it.
As a foster carer with Uniting, we’ll partner with you and provide the ongoing support, guidance and training you need so that you and the child in your care will thrive. You’ll also receive a tax-free financial reimbursement to cover the costs of providing care for Tom.
If you’d like to learn more about caring for Tom, email us or call 1300 663 298 for a confidential chat today.
*Tom’s name has been changed to protect his identity.