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.


October


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

Every Tuesday you can find our Barnardos recruitment staff at the Campbelltown Arts Centre. Drop in any time between 12pm - 4pm to chat about any questions you may have around fostering. No appointment necessary - all welcome.

Date:      Every Tuesday in October
               1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th October
Time:      12pm - 4pm 
Address: Campbelltown Arts Centre, 1 Art Gallery Road Campbelltown NSW 2560

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

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

Kotara / Hunter

Fostering with Barnardos Information Evening

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



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


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

Every Tuesday you can find our Barnardos recruitment staff at the Campbelltown Arts Centre. Drop in any time between 12pm - 4pm to chat about any questions you may have around fostering. No appointment necessary - all welcome.

Date:      Every Tuesday in November
               5th, 12th, 18th and 26th November
Time:      12pm - 4pm 
Address: Campbelltown Arts Centre, 1 Art Gallery Road Campbelltown NSW 2560

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


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



Auburn / Sydney

Fostering with Barnardos Information Evening

Date: Thursday 21st November
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Address: 18-24 Kerr Parade, Auburn NSW 2144

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




December


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

Every Tuesday you can find our Barnardos recruitment staff at the Campbelltown Arts Centre. Drop in any time between 10am - 4pm to chat about any questions you may have around fostering. No appointment necessary - all welcome.

Date:      First three Tuesday's in December
               3rd, 10th and 17th December
Time:      10am - 4pm 
Address: Campbelltown Arts Centre, 1 Art Gallery Road Campbelltown NSW 2560

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





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.



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. 

Enquiry form