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 adoption or becoming a foster carer with Barnardos



Foster care information sessions - NSW

The Barnardos Find-a-Family Program's are holding free information sessions to help you understand more about fostering a child.

Come along to find out more - we would love to meet you!

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


June

Campbelltown

Date: Wednesday 13th June
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address: HJ Daley Library, 1 Hurley St, Campbelltown NSW 2560

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


Gosford

Date: Thursday 14th June 
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Address: 131-135 Henry Parry Drive, Gosford NSW 2250

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


August

Ashfield

Date: Wednesday 15th August
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Address: Level 4, 2-4  Holden Street, Ashfield

RSVP to Rose
Phone: (02) 8596 5000
Email: rpappalardo@barnardos.org.au


Lower Blue Mountains

Date: Wednesday 15th August
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Address: Address TBC

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


Kiama

Date: Tuesday 21st August
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Address: Address TBC

RSVP to Anita
Phone: (02) 4297 0670
Email: astankovic@barnardos.org.au


October

Thirroul

Date: Wednesday 17th October
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Address: Address TBC

RSVP to Anita
Phone: (02) 4297 0670
Email: astankovic@barnardos.org.au


Gosford

Date: Thursday 18th October  
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Address: 131-135 Henry Parry Drive, Gosford NSW 2250

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


Ashfield

Date: Tuesday 23rd October
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Address: Level 4, 2-4  Holden Street, Ashfield

RSVP to Rose
Phone: (02) 8596 5000
Email: rpappalardo@barnardos.org.au


Adoption information sessions - NSW

The Barnardos Find-a-Family Programs are holding a free information session to help you understand more about adopting a child/children who are unable to live with their birth family.

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


June

Campbelltown

Date: Wednesday 13th June 
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address: HJ Daley Library, 1 Hurley St, Campbelltown NSW 2560

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


Shellharbour

Date: Thursday 14th June
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Address: 21A Addison Street, Shellharbour NSW 2760

RSVP to Anita
Phone: (02) 4297 0670
Email: astankovic@barnardos.org.au


Ashfield

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

RSVP to Rose
Phone: (02) 8596 5000
Email: rpappalardo@barnardos.org.au


Kotara

Date: Thursday 28th June
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Address: Suite 2, Level 2, OTP House, 10 Bradford Close, Kotara NSW 2289

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

This Adoption only program at Kotara is for children aged 0-5 years only.


August

Gosford

Date: Thursday 16th August  
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Address: 131-135 Henry Parry Drive, Gosford NSW 2250

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

Kotara

Date: Thursday 23rd August
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Address: Suite 2, Level 2, OTP House, 10 Bradford Close, Kotara NSW 2289

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

This Adoption only program at Kotara is for children aged 0-5 years only.


October

Campbelltown

Date: Thursday 18th October
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address: HJ Daley Library, 1 Hurley St, Campbelltown NSW 2560

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


November

Gosford

Date: Thursday 29th November
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Address: 131-135 Henry Parry Drive, Gosford NSW 2250

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


December

Kotara

Date: Wednesday 4th December
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Address: Suite 2, Level 2, OTP House, 10 Bradford Close, Kotara NSW 2289

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

This Adoption only program at Kotara is for children aged 0-5 years only.


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

Foster carers can play a vital role in the lives of children who have been through hardship in their lives. They can provide a stable and safe home for a child that desperately  needs one.

Barnardos Australia understands that the process of becoming a foster carer can be complicated and daunting. To help you make a decision about becoming a foster carer we hold regular foster carer information sessions around NSW and the ACT. These information sessions provide an opportunity to learn more about the different types of foster care, the skills and commitment that foster carers need, and the help and support that is provided by Barnardos.

To find a session near you please keep checking this page or call our foster carer enquiry line on 1800 663 441.

For more information please visit our Become a Carer pages.