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 becoming a foster carer or adopting with Barnardos.

Foster care information sessions - NSW

Barnardos are holding free information sessions to help you understand more about fostering a child. Come along to a information session near you to find out more - we would love to meet you! The dates for 2020 are posted below.
Please note we are not able to cater for children at these information sessions so please don't bring them.

Topics for discussion will include:

  • What is foster care?
  • Steps to becoming a foster carer
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Support and training
  • Hear from families who have fostered

If you would like find out more information but are unable to attend one of the below sessions you can always email or call our carer enquiry team on 1800 663 441. We are always happy to chat through any questions you may have.


February


DROP IN AND SAY HI - WE ARE AT THE CAMPBELLTOWN ARTS CENTRE EVERY TUESDAY

Every Tuesday Barnardos recruitment staff will be at the Campbelltown Arts Centre. Drop in any time between 10am - 2pm to chat about any questions you may have around fostering. No appointment necessary - all welcome.

Date: Tuesday 18th and 25 February
Time: 10am - 2pm
Address: Campbelltown Arts Centre, 1 Art Gallery Road Campbelltown NSW 2560

This event is not part of the Campbelltown Arts Centre artistic program.

Liverpool

Fostering with Barnardos Information Session

Date: Monday 17th February
Time:
6pm - 7:45pm
Address: Library Plaza, 170 George St, Liverpool

RSVP to Janis Rodricks
Phone: (02) 4761 3340
Email: jrodricks@barnardos.org.au

Kotara

Fostering with Barnardos Information Evening

Date: Thursday 20th February
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Address: Suite 2, Level 2, OTP House, 10 Bradford Close, Kotara NSW 2289

RSVP to Karen Sullivan
Phone: (02) 4908 3200
Email: ksullivan@barnardos.org.au

Ashfield

Fostering with Barnardos Information Evening

Date: Wednesday 26th February 
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Address: 2 Holden Street, Ashfield, NSW 2131

RSVP to Mary Cassar
Phone: (02) 8516 5015
Email: mcassar@barnardos.org.au

Parkes

General Foster Care and Sibling Adoption Information Morning

Date: Thursday 27th February
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Address: Rose Street Community Centre, Rose Street, Parkes NSW 2870

RSVP to Nina Casey
Phone: (02) 6393 6000
Email: centralwestern@barnardos.org.au


FEBRUARY OPEN DAY: All Foster Care Enquiries.

Drop into your local Barnardos centre on Friday 28th February and our staff can answer all of the questions you may have about fostering. No appointment necessary!

Date: Friday 28th February 
Time: 10am - 3pm 

Address:

Kotara
- Suite 2, Level 2, OTP House, 10 Bradford Close, Kotara NSW 2289
Gosford - 131-135 Henry Parry Drive, Gosford NSW 2250
Ashfield - Level 4, 2 Holden Street, Ashfield NSW 2131
Cranebrook - Penrith Children’s Family Centre, 3-5 Hosking Street, Cranebrook NSW 2749 
Orange - 1 Hampden Avenue, Orange NSW 2800
Shellharbour - 21 Addison Street, Shellharbour NSW 2529






March


DROP IN AND SAY HI - WE ARE AT THE CAMPBELLTOWN ARTS CENTRE EVERY TUESDAY

Every Tuesday Barnardos recruitment staff will be at the Campbelltown Arts Centre. Drop in any time between 10am - 2pm to chat about any questions you may have around fostering. No appointment necessary - all welcome.

Date: Tuesday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st March
Time: 10am - 2pm
Address: Campbelltown Arts Centre, 1 Art Gallery Road Campbelltown NSW 2560

This event is not part of the Campbelltown Arts Centre artistic program.


Sutherland

Fostering with Barnardos Information Evening

Date: Wednesday 4th March
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Address: Sutherland

RSVP to Amy Weeks
Phone: (02) 4297 0670
Email: Adminillawarra@barnardos.org.au 

Campbelltown

Fostering with Barnardos Information Evening

Date: Thursday 12th March
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Address: Campbelltown

RSVP to Michael Jordan
Phone: (02) 4908 3200
Email: mjordan@barnardos.org.au

Cowra

Fostering with Barnardos Information Morning

Date: Tuesday 24th March
Time: 11am - 1pm
Address: Cowra Library, 77 Darling St, Cowra NSW 2794

RSVP to Janis Rodricks
Phone: (02) 4761 3340
Email: jrodricks@barnardos.org.au

Penrith

Fostering with Barnardos Information Morning

Date: Saturday 28th March
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Address: 1/54 Henry Street, Penrith, NSW, 2750

RSVP to Janis Rodricks
Phone: (02) 4761 3340
Email: jrodricks@barnardos.org.au





April


DROP IN AND SAY HI - WE ARE AT THE CAMPBELLTOWN ARTS CENTRE EVERY TUESDAY

Every Tuesday Barnardos recruitment staff will be at the Campbelltown Arts Centre. Drop in any time between 10am - 2pm to chat about any questions you may have around fostering. No appointment necessary - all welcome.

Date: Tuesday 7th, 14th April
Time: 10am - 2pm
Address: Campbelltown Arts Centre, 1 Art Gallery Road Campbelltown NSW 2560

This event is not part of the Campbelltown Arts Centre artistic program.


Shellharbour

Fostering with Barnardos Information Evening

Date: Wednesday 1st April
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Address: 21 Addison Street, Shellharbour NSW 2529

RSVP to Amy Weeks
Phone: (02) 4297 0670
Email: Adminillawarra@barnardos.org.au 

Campbelltown

Fostering with Barnardos Information Morning

Date: Saturday 4th April
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Address: Campbelltown

RSVP to Michael Jordan
Phone: (02) 4908 3200
Email: mjordan@barnardos.org.au

Millthorpe Markets

Come visit us at our market stall

Date: Sunday 5th April
Address: Millthorpe Public School, Park St, Millthorpe NSW 2798

RSVP to Janis Rodricks
Phone: (02) 4761 3340
Email: jrodricks@barnardos.org.au

Mudgee

Fostering with Barnardos Information Morning

Date: Wednesday 29th April
Time: 11am - 1pm
Address: Mudgee Library, 64 Market St, Mudgee NSW 2850

RSVP to Janis Rodricks
Phone: (02) 4761 3340
Email: jrodricks@barnardos.org.au

Kotara

Fostering with Barnardos Information Evening

Date: Thursday 30th April
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Address: Suite 2, Level 2, OTP House, 10 Bradford Close, Kotara NSW 2289

RSVP to Karen Sullivan
Phone: (02) 4908 3200
Email: ksullivan@barnardos.org.au





May


Sutherland

Fostering with Barnardos Information Evening

Date: Wednesday 13th May
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Address: Sutherland

RSVP to Amy Weeks
Phone: (02) 4297 0670
Email: Adminillawarra@barnardos.org.au 

Blue Mountains

Fostering with Barnardos Information Morning

Date: Saturday 16th May
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Address: Blue Mountains

RSVP to Janis Rodricks
Phone: (02) 4761 3340
Email: jrodricks@barnardos.org.au

Bathurst

Fostering with Barnardos Information Morning

Date: Tuesday 19th May
Time: 11am - 1pm
Address: Bathurst Neighbouhood Centre, 96 Russell St, Bathurst NSW 2795

RSVP to Janis Rodricks
Phone: (02) 4761 3340
Email: jrodricks@barnardos.org.au

Gosford

Fostering with Barnardos Information Evening

Date: Thursday 21st May
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Address: 131-135 Henry Parry Drive, Gosford NSW 2250

RSVP to Sandra Nash
Phone: (02) 4324 9411
Email: snash@barnardos.org.au

Auburn

Fostering with Barnardos Information Evening

Date: Wednesday 27th May
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Address: 18-24 Kerr Parade, Auburn NSW 2144


MAY OPEN DAY: All Foster Care Enquiries.

Drop into your local Barnardos centre on Friday 29th May and our staff can answer all of the questions you may have about fostering. No appointment necessary!

Date: Friday 29th May 
Time: 10am - 3pm 

Address:

Kotara
- Suite 2, Level 2, OTP House, 10 Bradford Close, Kotara NSW 2289
Gosford - 131-135 Henry Parry Drive, Gosford NSW 2250
Ashfield - Level 4, 2 Holden Street, Ashfield NSW 2131
Cranebrook - Penrith Children’s Family Centre, 3-5 Hosking Street, Cranebrook NSW 2749 
Orange - 1 Hampden Avenue, Orange NSW 2800
Shellharbour - 21 Addison Street, Shellharbour NSW 2529






June


Corrimal / Wollongong

Fostering with Barnardos Information Evening

Date: Wednesday 10th June
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Address: Corrimal Library, 15 Short St, Corrimal NSW 2518

RSVP to Amy Weeks
Phone: (02) 4297 0670
Email: Adminillawarra@barnardos.org.au

Orange

Fostering with Barnardos Information Morning

Date: Tuesday 16th June
Time: 11am - 1pm
Address: 1 Hampden Avenue, Orange NSW 2800

RSVP to Janis Rodricks
Phone: (02) 4761 3340
Email: jrodricks@barnardos.org.au

Ultimo

Fostering with Barnardos Information Evening

Date: Wednesday 24th June
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Address: 60 - 64 Bay Street, Ultimo, NSW 2007

RSVP to Michael Jordan
Phone: (02) 4908 3200
Email: mjordan@barnardos.org.au





Sibling adoption information sessions - NSW

Barnardos are holding free information sessions to help you understand more about adopting a sibling group (2 or more related children) who are unable to live with their birth family. Come along to a information night near you to find out more - we would love to meet you! The dates for 2020 are posted below. 
Please note we are not able to cater for children at these information sessions so please don't bring them.

Please note our greatest need is for finding forever families for siblings.

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

If you would like find out more information but are unable to attend one of the below sessions you can always email or call our carer enquiry team on 1800 663 441. We are always happy to chat through any questions you may have.


February

General Foster Care and Sibling Adoption Information Morning

Parkes

Date: Thursday 27th February
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Address: Rose Street Community Centre, Rose Street, Parkes NSW 2870

RSVP to Nina Casey
Phone: (02) 6393 6000
Email: centralwestern@barnardos.org.au





March

Sibling Adoption Information Evening

Gosford

Date: Thursday 19th March
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Address: 131-135 Henry Parry Drive, Gosford NSW 2250

RSVP to Sandra Nash
Phone: (02) 4324 9411
Email: snash@barnardos.org.au





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

If you would like to speak to someone about becoming a foster carer, please call 1800 663 441 or fill out our online enquiry form. 

Enquiry form