There are many myths about who can become a foster carer.
And working full time is one of the big ones people say will rule them out.
Wodonga woman Stacey, who doesn't want her surname mentioned for privacy reasons, is busting this myth.
She is urging anyone on the Border and in the North East thinking about fostering to "ask the questions" during Foster Care Week which runs until Saturday.
Upper Murray Family Care are in desperate need of 40 carers for local children and are holding information sessions next week in the hope of registering more carers.
Stacey started fostering children in March and continues to work full time with flexible foster options available.
"Having children in my life was something that was really important to me," she said.
"I was nervous that my life wouldn't suit foster care but that definitely hasn't been an issue at all. I think it is a bit of a myth that gets thrown around that if you work full time you can't become one."
Stacey said that despite it being "a bit of a shock to the system" she now can't imagine life without the children in it.
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"I remember the first week going 'oh my god what have I done' but when kids go through change you are going to see a change in behaviour," she said.
"There were a lot of sleepless nights at the start getting the child comfortable but once things settled down and with the support I was able to find my feet.
"It has probably changed me as a person in terms of putting another person first and I didn't realise I would become so protective of a child so quickly."
UMFC team leader Jeanine Aughey said they currently can't find home for the children who are referred to them.
"There are lots of myths out there, including that they have to have a child 24/7, they can't live on a farm, have a dog, have children of their own, but we want to bust those myths," she said.
"We have fabulous carers who are going to be available to have conversations and ask questions next week. It is a big decision people have to make, we realise that, but we want them to come and ask the questions.
"We only have about 75 active carers in the region but we do need more because unfortunately we can't place all the kids."
For more information or to register for the sessions visit umfc.eventbrite.com.au