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! Dates 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

February

Ashfield

Foster Care Information Evening

Date: Tuesday 19th February
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Address: Level 4, 2 Holden Street, Ashfield NSW 2131

RSVP to Rebecca Villarreal
Phone: (02) 8596 5030
Email: rvillarreal@barnardos.org.au

Orange / Western

Foster Care Information Evening

Date: Thursday 21st February
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address: 160 Kite Street, Orange NSW 2800

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

Kotara / Hunter

Foster Care Information Evening

Date: Thursday 28th February
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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




March

Penrith / Western Sydney

Foster Care Information Evening

Date: Monday 4th March
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Address: 1/54 Henry Street, Penrith NSW 2750

RSVP to Christeena Chuan
Phone: (02) 9218 2403
Email: cchuan@barnardos.org.au
OR
RSVP to Maj Smith
Phone: (02) 4761 3340
Email: msmith@barnardos.org.au

Ashfield / Sydney

Foster Care Information Evening

Date: Tuesday 12th March
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Address: 60 - 64 Bay Street, Ultimo NSW 2007

RSVP to Christeena Chuan
Phone: (02) 9218 2403
Email: cchuan@barnardos.org.au
OR
RSVP to Felicity Sargeant
Phone: (02) 8596 5000
Email: fsargeant@barnardos.org.au




April

Shellharbour / Illawarra

Foster Care Information Evening

Date: Tuesday 2nd April
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address: Thirroul

RSVP to Recruitment and Support Team
Phone: (02) 4297 0670

Ashfield / Sydney

Foster Care Information Evening

Date: Wednesday 3rd April
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Address: Level 4, 2 Holden Street, Ashfield NSW 2131

RSVP to Felicity Sargeant
Phone: (02) 8596 5000
Email: fsargeant@barnardos.org.au

Shellharbour / Illawarra

Foster Care Information Evening

Date: Tuesday 9th April
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address: Campbelltown

RSVP to Recruitment and Support Team
Phone: (02) 4297 0670

Auburn

Foster Care Information Morning for those interested in temporary foster care with a focus on restoration

Date: Wednesday 10th April
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Address: Liverpool Library Plaza, (Pink Room) 170 George Street Liverpool

RSVP to Christeena Chuan
Phone: (02) 9218 2403
Email: cchuan@barnardos.org.au

Gosford / Central Coast

Foster Care Information Evening

Date: Thursday 11th April
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Address: 131-135 Henry Parry Drive, Gosford NSW 2250

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

Orange / Western

Foster Care Information Evening

Date: Tuesday 16th April
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address: Bathurst

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

Kotara / Hunter

Foster Care Information Evening

Date: Tuesday 30th April
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Address: Maitland

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




May

Ashfield / Sydney

Foster Care Information Morning

Date: Tuesday 14th May
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Address: Barnardos Auburn Centre, 18-24 Kerr Parade, Auburn

RSVP to Christeena Chuan
Phone: (02) 9218 2403
Email: cchuan@barnardos.org.au
OR
RSVP to Felicity Sargeant
Phone: (02) 8596 5000
Email: fsargeant@barnardos.org.au

Penrith / Western Sydney

Foster Care Information Evening

Date: Tuesday 28th May
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Address: Liverpool

RSVP to Christeena Chuan
Phone: (02) 9218 2403
Email: cchuan@barnardos.org.au
OR
RSVP to Maj Smith
Phone: (02) 4761 3340
Email: msmith@barnardos.org.au


MAY OPEN DAY: All Foster Care and Adoption Enquiries.

Drop into your local Barnardos centre on Friday 17th May and our staff can answer all of the questions you may have about fostering or adoption. No appointment necessary!

Date: Friday 17th May
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm 

Find-a-Family Offices Addresses:

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
Penrith -  1/54 Henry Street, Penrith NSW 2750
Orange -  160 Kite St, Orange NSW 2800
Shellharbour - 21 Addison Street, Shellharbour NSW 2529






June

Shellharbour / Illawarra

Foster Care Information Evening

Date: Thursday 6th June
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address: 21 Addison Street, Shellharbour NSW 2529

RSVP to Recruitment and Support Team
Phone: (02) 4297 0670

Penrith / Western Sydney

Foster Care Information Evening

Date: Thursday 13th June
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address: 1/54 Henry Street, Penrith NSW 2750

RSVP to Recruitment and Support Team
Phone: (02) 4297 0670

Gosford / Central Coast

Foster Care Information Evening

Date: Thursday 13th June
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Address: 131-135 Henry Parry Drive, Gosford NSW 2250

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


Penrith / Blacktown

Foster Care Information Morning for those interested in temporary foster care with a focus on restoration

Date: Wednesday 19th June
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Address: Max Webber Function Centre, Blacktown Library, Flushcombe Rd & Alpha St, Blacktown

RSVP to Christeena Chuan
Phone: (02) 9218 2403
Email: cchuan@barnardos.org.au



July


JULY OPEN DAY: Temporary Foster Care Enquiries.

Drop into your our Sydney Metro Barnardos centre on Wednesday 24th July and our staff can answer all of the questions you may have about fostering. No appointment necessary!

Date: Wednesday 24th July
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm 
Addresses: 60 - 64 Bay Street Ultimo (entrance on Smail Street)





August

Shellharbour / Illawarra

Foster Care Information Evening

Date: Wednesday 7th August
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address: Corrimal

RSVP to Recruitment and Support Team
Phone: (02) 4297 0670

Shellharbour / Illawarra

Foster Care Information Evening

Date: Monday 12th August
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address: Campbelltown

RSVP to Recruitment and Support Team
Phone: (02) 4297 0670

Auburn

Foster Care Information Morning for those interested in temporary foster care with a focus on restoration

Date: Tuesday 13th August
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Address: Barnardos Auburn Centre, 18-24 Kerr Parade, Auburn

RSVP to Christeena Chuan
Phone: (02) 9218 2403
Email: cchuan@barnardos.org.au

Ashfield / Sydney

Foster Care Information Evening

Date: Tuesday 13th August
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Address: Level 4, 2 Holden Street, Ashfield NSW 2131

RSVP to Felicity Sargeant
Phone: (02) 8596 5000
Email: fsargeant@barnardos.org.au

Orange / Western

Foster Care Information Evening

Date: Tuesday 13th August
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address: Mudgee

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


AUGUST OPEN DAY: All Foster Care and Adoption Enquiries.

Drop into your local Barnardos centre on Friday 16th August and our staff can answer all of the questions you may have about fostering or adoption. No appointment necessary!

Date: Friday 16th August
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm 

Find-a-Family Offices Addresses:

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
Penrith -  1/54 Henry Street, Penrith NSW 2750
Orange -  160 Kite St, Orange NSW 2800
Shellharbour - 21 Addison Street, Shellharbour NSW 2529



Kotara / Hunter

Foster Care Information Evening

Date: Thursday 29th August
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Address: Maitland

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




September

Penrith / Western Sydney

Foster Care Information Evening

Date: Thursday 5th September
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Address: Liverpool

RSVP to Christeena Chuan
Phone: (02) 9218 2403
Email: cchuan@barnardos.org.au
OR
RSVP to Maj Smith
Phone: (02) 4761 3340
Email: msmith@barnardos.org.au




October

Shellharbour / Illawarra

Foster Care Information Evening

Date: Thursday 10th October
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address: 21 Addison Street, Shellharbour NSW 2529

RSVP to Recruitment and Support Team
Phone: (02) 4297 0670

Gosford / Central Coast

Foster Care Information Evening

Date: Thursday 10th October
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Address: 131-135 Henry Parry Drive, Gosford NSW 2250

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

Orange / Western

Foster Care Information Evening

Date: Tuesday 15th October
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address: Orange

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

Ashfield / Sydney

Foster Care Information Evening

Date: Wednesday 16th October
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Address: Level 4, 2 Holden Street, Ashfield NSW 2131

RSVP to Felicity Sargeant
Phone: (02) 8596 5000
Email: fsargeant@barnardos.org.au

Penrith / Western Sydney

Foster Care Information Evening

Date: Thursday 17th October
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Address: 1/54 Henry Street, Penrith NSW 2750

RSVP to Recruitment and Support Team
Phone: (02) 4297 0670



OCTOBER OPEN DAY: Temporary Foster Care Enquiries.

Drop into your our Sydney Metro Barnardos centre on Wednesday 23rd October and our staff can answer all of the questions you may have about fostering. No appointment necessary!

Date: Wednesday 23rd October
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm 
Addresses: 60 - 64 Bay Street Ultimo (entrance on Smail Street)





November


NOVEMBER OPEN DAY: All Foster Care and Adoption Enquiries.

Drop into your local Find-a-Family centre on Friday 15th November and our staff can answer all of the questions you may have about fostering or adoption. No appointment necessary!

Date: Friday 15th November
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm 

Find-a-Family Offices Addresses:

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
Penrith -  1/54 Henry Street, Penrith NSW 2750
Orange -  160 Kite St, Orange NSW 2800
Shellharbour - 21 Addison Street, Shellharbour NSW 2529






Sibling adoption information sessions - NSW

Barnardos Find-a-Family Program's are holding free information sessions to help you understand more about adopting a child/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!

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

March

Sibling Adoption Information Evening

Shellharbour / Illawarra

Date: Friday 8th March
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address: 21 Addison Street, Shellharbour NSW 2529

RSVP to Recruitment and Support Team
Phone: (02) 4297 0670




June

Sibling Adoption Information Evening

Orange / Western

Date: Tuesday 18th June
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address: Bathurst

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

Ashfield / Sydney

Date: Thursday 20th June
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Address: Level 4, 2 Holden Street, Ashfield NSW 2131

RSVP to Felicity Sargeant
Phone: (02) 8596 5000
Email: fsargeant@barnardos.org.au

Kotara / Hunter

Date: Thursday 20th June
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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




August

Sibling Adoption Information Evening

Gosford / Central Coast

Date: Thursday 8th August
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Address: 131-135 Henry Parry Drive, Gosford NSW 2250

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




October

Sibling Adoption Information Evening

Kotara / Hunter

Date: Thursday 24th October
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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




November

Sibling Adoption Information Evening

Ashfield / Sydney

Date: Tuesday 12th November
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Address: Level 4, 2 Holden Street, Ashfield NSW 2131

RSVP to Felicity Sargeant
Phone: (02) 8596 5000
Email: fsargeant@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. 

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