foster care

Australia's #1 for Law
Join 150,000 Australians every month. Ask a question, respond to a question and better understand the law today!
FREE - Join Now
  1. L

    VIC Unfit Grandmother Taking Me to Family Court - What to Do?

    Hi, I'm new here and need some help. My mother was declared unfit to raise me as a child. I spent maybe 2 years all up in my mother's care, 6 weeks here and there before I was taken away again. I have now grown up and had a family of my own. As I got older my kids would see there grandmother...
  2. M

    VIC Department of Human Services - Can They Take Custody of Children?

    December of last year after my daughter was born, the Department of Human Services (DHS) got involved and she was placed in foster care. A few weeks ago I completed a DHS parenting course and me and my daughter were meant to get reunited once the course was finished but never got reunited...
  3. M

    VIC Custody of Children - Can Human Services Assist with Accommodations?

    Mother has been awarded full custody of children by DHS (the Department of Human Services). Currently the child is in foster care because they are trying to find a place for both mother and daughter to stay. DHS Have suggested to the mother to stay in a hotel or a caravan. My question is, if...
  4. K

    QLD Child Protection and Child Safety - Sue for Emotional Harm to Children?

    Hi there, I'm a mother of 2 children, aged 3 & 1. I myself am only 21. In May 2014, child safety took my children into care under voluntary care agreements and returned them to me after 10 weeks, and a phone call my stepfather made to the department. Everything was going fine, I was seeing the...
  5. J

    NSW Change Orders in Family Law Court

    My granddaughter was placed in my care in August 2013 by DoCS (Human Services). In May 2014, the Family Law Court (FLC) made final orders giving PR to the Department and residence with me. Since February 2014, the mother has left the abusive relationship she was in and relocated to be closer...
  6. K

    QLD Siblings in Foster Care - What to do over Christmas?

    Hello, I have 3 little siblings who are in foster care. They have been in foster care for roughly four months now, and during this time I have been given one weekly visit that goes for one hour. Over the Christmas period they are cutting our visits off for 2 weeks as the kids are going on a...
  7. F

    VIC Family Law - Adoption of Stepdaughter Out of Foster Care?

    Hello, I'm enquiring whether or not I have rights to adopt my stepdaughter according to family law. The situation is my wife has a daughter who is currently in foster care and I'm thinking about adopting her from Adoption Australia, and I would like to know what my rights as her stepfather are.