Foster care and open adoption

Barnardos urgently need foster carers in NSW and ACT. Could you open your heart and home to a child in need? 

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Why we need more foster carers

More than 46,200 children in Australia are unable to live safely with their birth families.

Foster carers give children and young people a safe, stable and nurturing family environment for a few months, years or for the rest of their lives through open adoption.

We believe in our foster carers and provide constant guidance and support to ensure the carer and the child’s needs are met.

Foster care

Foster carers provide children who are unable to live with their birth families with a safe, stable and secure home environment for as long as they need it

Open adoption

For children in foster care who cannot safely return home, open adoption provides security and belonging for life

Support for carers

Our carers receive comprehensive training, a tax-free allowance, 24 hour support and regular home visits from a dedicated caseworker
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How foster care changed Ben's life


Just 5 steps to becoming a foster carer

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