Barnardos Find-a-Family arranges adoption placements for some children permanently removed from their birth family by the Courts because of abuse and neglect.  The children come to Barnardos  from birth to 12 years of age. Some children are in sibling groups and brothers and sisters may be adopted together.

More information about children who are currently waiting to be adopted in NSW.

For more information about adopting through Barnardos Australia please contact our offices in Sydney, Central Coast, Western Sydney, Illawarra, Hunter western NSW and Canberra.

NSW Referral process

Children usually come to our Find-a-Family centres as a referral from the NSW Department of Family and Community Services.

For more NSW information:

Ashfield Centre - covers Sydney central, inner west, southern and western Sydney
Level 4, 2 Holden Street,
Ashfield, 2131
Phone: (02) 8596 5000
Fax: (02) 9797 0108

Central Coast Centre - covers Central Coast and the Upper North Shore 
131-135 Henry Parry Drive,
Gosford, 2250
Phone: 0243 249 411
Fax: 0243 249 477

Newcastle Centre - covers Newcastle and the Hunter region
Suite 2, Level 2, OTP House,
10 Bradford Close, Kotara NSW 2289
Phone: (02) 4908 3200

Illawarra Centre - covers Illawarra and Shoalhaven
21A Addison Street,
Shellharbour, 2529 
Phone: 0242 970 670
Fax: 0242 972 077

Western Sydney Centre - covers western and north-western Sydney suburbs and the Blue Mountains
Suite 2, 106 Queen Street,
St Marys, 2760
Tel: (02) 9833 8877
Fax: (02) 9833 8898

 

Find-a-Family ACT

Canberra's Children’s Family Centre specialises in providing care for children aged 0-18 years who are unable to return to their birth families. A caring family environment that is stable and supportive is provided for children who are separated from their families.  

Children can only be referred to Find-a-Family by ACT Care & Protection or the Department of Community Services.

The Find-a-Family Program receives funding from the ACT Department of Community Services.

For more ACT information:

Phone: 6228 9500 (during business hours)
email: canberra@barnardos.org.au