Taking that first step towards anything new can be daunting, that's why we're holding adoption and foster care information sessions to give you more information about adoption or becoming a foster carer with Barnardos.

Foster care information sessions - NSW

Barnardos Gosford

Barnardos Find-a-Family Program Gosford is holding a free information session to help you understand more about adopting a child.

Come along to find out more - we would love to meet you!

When: Thursday, 8 December 2016 from 7.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Where: 
Barnardos Find-A-Family, Corner of Henry Parry Drive and Erina Street, Gosford
RSVP: 
Sandra Nash on 4324 9411 by Monday 5th December


Barnardos Illawarra

Barnardos Find-a-Family Program Camden are holding a free information session to help you understand more about permanent foster care for children aged between 6-12 who are unable to live with their family of origin.

When: Tuesday, 25 October 2016 from 6.30 pm – 8 pm
Where: 
Camden Civic Centre, Oxley Street Camden
RSVP: 
adminillawarra@barnardos.org.au or call (02) 4297 0670



Barnardos Kotara

Barnardos Find-a-Family Program Kotara is holding a free information session to help you understand more about adopting a child/children who are unable to live with their family of origin.

When: Thursday, 27 October 2016 from 7.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Where:
Barnardos Find-a-Family, Suite 2, 10 Bradford Close, Kotara
RSVP:
Karen on 4908 3200

Topics for discussion will include:

  • What is foster care & open adoption?
  • Steps to becoming an adoptive parent
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Support and training
  • Hear from families who have adopted
     

Barnardos St Marys

Barnardos will be holding a free information evening about caring for children aged 6-12 years permanently in your home. The evening will provide more information about becoming a permanent foster carer.

Come along to have your questions answered on how you can foster a child from your local community.

When: Tuesday, 8 November 2016 from 6.30pm – 8pm
Where: Barnardos St Marys, 106 Queen Street, St Marys (next to Commonwealth Bank)
RSVP: Call Maj on (02) 9833 8877



Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

We also hold regular information nights in the ACT. For more information please visit ACT Together.




Foster carers make a difference

Foster carers can play a vital role in the lives of children who have been through hardship in their lives. They can provide a stable and safe home for a child that desperately  needs one.

Barnardos Australia understands that the process of becoming a foster carer can be complicated and daunting. To help you make a decision about becoming a foster carer we hold regular foster carer information sessions around NSW and the ACT. These information sessions provide an opportunity to learn more about the different types of foster care, the skills and commitment that foster carers need, and the help and support that is provided by Barnardos.

To find a session near you please keep checking this page or call our foster carer enquiry line on 1800 663 441.

For more information please visit our Become a Carer pages.