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

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.


July


JULY OPEN DAY SYDNEY: For those interested in Foster Care with a focus on restoration.

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 
Address: 60 - 64 Bay Street Ultimo (entrance on Smail Street)





August

Shellharbour / Illawarra

Fostering with Barnardos Information Evening

Date: Wednesday 7th August
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address: Corrimal District Library & Community Centre, 15 Short St, Corrimal, NSW 2518

RSVP to Rachael Chand
Phone: (02) 4297 0670

Penrith / Western Sydney

Fostering with Barnardos Information Evening

Date: Monday 12th August
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address: HJ Daley Library, 1 Hurley St, Campbelltown NSW 2560

RSVP to Maj Smith
Phone: (02) 4761 3340
Email: msmith@barnardos.org.au


Auburn

Fostering with Barnardos Information Evening

Date: Tuesday 13th August
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Address: 18 - 24 Kerr Parade, Auburn NSW 2144

RSVP to Christeena Chuan
Phone: (02) 92182403
Email: cchuan@barnardos.org.au


Orange / Western

Fostering with Barnardos 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 Sibling 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 

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
Penrith -  1/54 Henry Street, Penrith NSW 2750
Orange -  1 Hampden Avenue, Orange NSW 2800
Shellharbour - 21 Addison Street, Shellharbour NSW 2529



Kotara / Hunter

Fostering with Barnardos Information Evening

Date: Thursday 29th August
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Address: St Mary’s Anglican Church, 68 Church Street, Maitland NSW 2320

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




September

Penrith / Western Sydney

Fostering with Barnardos Information Evening

Date: Thursday 5th September
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Address: Library Plaza, 170 George St, Liverpool NSW 2170

RSVP to Maj Smith
Phone: (02) 4761 3340
Email: msmith@barnardos.org.au


COMMUNITY OPEN DAY PENRITH CENTRE.

Drop and meet the staff at our Barnardos Penrith Community Centre on Saturday 28th September. No appointment necessary!

Date: Saturday 28th September
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm 
Address: Suite 1/54 Henry St, Penrith NSW 2750





October

Shellharbour / Illawarra

Fostering with Barnardos Information Evening

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

RSVP to Rachael Chand
Phone: (02) 4297 0670

Gosford / Central Coast

Fostering with Barnardos 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

Fostering with Barnardos Information Evening

Date: Tuesday 15th October
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address: 1 Hampden Avenue, Orange NSW 2800

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

Ashfield / Sydney

Fostering with Barnardos Information Evening

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

RSVP to Lauren Ciantar
Phone: (02) 8596 5038
Email: lciantar@barnardos.org.au

Penrith / Western Sydney

Fostering with Barnardos Information Evening

Date: Thursday 17th October
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address: 1/54 Henry Street, Penrith NSW 2750

RSVP to Maj Smith
Phone: (02) 4297 0670
Email: msmith@barnardos.org.au



OCTOBER OPEN DAY SYDNEY: For those interested in Foster Care with a focus on restoration.

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 
Address: 60 - 64 Bay Street Ultimo (entrance on Smail Street)





November


NOVEMBER OPEN DAY: All Foster Care and Sibling Adoption Enquiries.

Drop into your local Barnardos 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 

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
Penrith -  1/54 Henry Street, Penrith NSW 2750
Orange -  1 Hampden Avenue, Orange NSW 2800
Shellharbour - 21 Addison Street, Shellharbour NSW 2529






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! Dates 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.


June

Sibling Adoption Information Evening

Orange / Western

Date: Tuesday 18th June
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address: Bathurst Seymour Centre, 3/55 Seymour Street, Bathurst NSW 2795

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

Please note this session is now full. 
If you would like to find out more information or go on a waitlist for a one on one information session in your home you can call our carer enquiry team on 1800 663 441.

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




July

Sibling Adoption Information Evening

Shellharbour / Illawarra

Date: Friday 5th July
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address: 21 Addison Street, Shellharbour NSW 2529

RSVP to Rachael Chand
Phone: (02) 4297 0670

Penrith / Western Sydney

Date: Monday 15th July
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address: 1/54 Henry Street, Penrith NSW 2750

RSVP to Maj Smith
Phone: (02) 4761 3340





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




September

Sibling Adoption Information Evening

Orange / Western

Date: Wednesday 11th September
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address: 1 Hampden Avenue, Orange NSW, 2800

RSVP to Nina Casey
Phone: (02) 6393 6000
Email: centralwestern@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 Rebecca Villarreal
Phone: (02) 8596 5030
Email: rvillarreal@barnardos.org.au

Orange / Western

Date: Wednesday 20th November
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address: 1 Hampden Avenue, Orange NSW, 2800

RSVP to Nina Casey
Phone: (02) 6393 6000
Email: centralwestern@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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