Welcome to Fostering NSW, your one-stop site to learn, think and connect to fostering and adoption today! Please take a look around to find comprehensive information on a range of care options in New South Wales, Australia, including foster care, open adoption and guardianship.

With almost 20,000 children and young people unable to live at home we always need more carers. Why do children and young people come into care?

Foster carers and adoptive parents play a vital role in giving children safe and caring homes, helping to change their lives for the better. Foster carers come from all walks of life and there’s no such thing as the ‘perfect’ carer! What you do need is patience, energy and a sense of humour, which can all go a long way towards helping a vulnerable child. Whichever care option is determined to be in the child’s best interest, retaining contact with members of their birth family is an important part of a child or young person’s long-term or permanent care arrangements.

Check out our videos of existing carers sharing their experiences and read stories about what it’s really like be to a carer, a child in care, or a sibling in a foster or adoptive family.

Find an Information Session near you, or enquire today and begin the journey to becoming a foster carer or adoptive parent.