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Parents & Carers

PCA Families support families joined through permanent care, kinship care and adoption.  Our families are diverse but share a common goal. They aim to provide a safe, stable, nurturing and permanent home to the children in their care. They include grandparents, aunts, uncles and older siblings providing kinship care; families who were previously the child’s foster carers; couples who have struggling with fertility and have been through IVF; LGBTQI+ couples; single people; and people with altruistic motivations who provide a permanent home to children.

PCA Families believe strong parents and carers support stronger children and we support our families to achieve this in a range of ways. Access our flyer here to find out about the many ways in which we can support you.

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Need emotional or practical support? Contact our Helpline, staffed by professionals, many with lived experience of issues that impact on families joined through permanent care, kinship care and adoption. Become a PCA Families Member and receive access to training and other support (its free).

Need financial support? Find out more about our Flexible Funding Program for eligible families with a relevant Victorian order (12 months or more post-order) and in receipt of the DHHS care allowance

Do you want to connect with others who have similar experiences to you? Join our peer support program. These are open to all permanent care, kinship care and adoptive families, as well as prospective families.

Do you want to access up-to-date information and resources, including presentations from experts? Check out our Fact Sheets our Youtube Channel our Communication Updates our Newsletters or our External Resources links. Become a PCA Families Member and receive access to training and other support (its free).

Do you want to be a part of our growing permanent care and adoption community? Join our community! Membership is free.  Attend an Event or join our Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter communities.

Want to get involved in our advocacy work?  Join us as a parent/carer advocate.