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“Who will stand and walk beside me?”

Sep 24, 2020

I recently sat with a foster carer from my local church. She and her husband had recently felt the call from God to step into emergency care for sibling groups, as a response to the increased need for carers lately. Many more children are entering care as a result of the increased pressure on families […]

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New: Host a Stand Sunday event at your church!

Sep 04, 2020

On Stand Sunday, Christians around the world stand for the children and families in foster care. We have a new, free pack for you to download in our store. Each pack contains an informational brochure about Stand Sunday, and how you can organise a Stand Sunday event at your church. Also includes a poster to […]

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3 Ways the Church can Support Foster Families & Vulnerable Children Right Now

Apr 02, 2020

Given the current isolation restrictions set by the Australian government during this season, we can acknowledge that gathering for You Parties is not the best way to support foster families. In fact, it would be much easier to put our ministry of support to rest for now, and resume You Parties when the public gathering […]

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Why Noisy Picnics?

Feb 13, 2020

On Saturday we hosted our very first Noisy Picnic. We gathered together as foster & adoptive families in a local park and told stories, shared experiences and chased our kids around the flying fox. It was so, so great to gather together, to the hear stories of those whose walks were similar yet different, to […]

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Noisy Picnic!

Jan 09, 2020

An exciting first time for foster & adoptive families in south-east Queensland! Come and join our picnic on February 8th in Brisbane. We’re gathering together to support each other through the journey of loving our kiddos.  Bring your snacks and your mat and come and sit with us – all foster and adoptive families welcome! […]

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Frequently Asked Questions for Families

Jun 06, 2019

Here are our most frequently asked questions from foster & kinship families. If you have a question and can’t find the answer below, please email us at youparties@qb.org.au (or head to our Contact Us page) – we’d love to hear from you! Why children in Out-Of-Home Care? Can You Parties be for any child? Yes! You […]

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Tommy’s Story

Nov 12, 2018

We first met Tommy* when his carers came along to a church service on Sunday morning. He was cuddly, determined, funny, and he carried his action-figure everywhere he went. Tommy was five years old, and he had been in foster care homes since he was a little boy. Most of his placements had lasted just […]

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Are we listening?

Nov 12, 2018

Did you know, that for a time during the Roman Empire, it was legal to leave your baby outside and abandon them if they were unwanted? The practice was called ‘exposure’, and was a way of dealing unwanted or costly, ‘defected’ and illegitimate children. If you didn’t want your baby, you could just leave it […]

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How do YOU party?

Nov 12, 2018

We’d love to hear from you! If you have a great story from your You Party, or a story of hope from a foster or kinship family – we’d love you to share it. Send us an email at youparties@qb.org.au so we can share it on our blog – we can get the word out about the […]

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