Barnardos Find-a-Family arranges adoption placements for some children permanently removed from their birth family by the Courts because of abuse and neglect.  The children come to Barnardos  from birth to 12 years of age. Some children are in sibling groups and brothers and sisters may be adopted together.

More information about children who are currently waiting to be adopted in NSW.

For more information about adopting through Barnardos Australia please contact our offices in Sydney, Central Coast, Western Sydney, Illawarra, Hunter western NSW and Canberra.

NSW Referral process

Children usually come to our Find-a-Family centres as a referral from the NSW Department of Family and Community Services.

For more NSW information:

Ashfield Centre - covers Sydney central, inner west, southern and western Sydney
2 - 4 Holden Street,
Ashfield, 2131
Phone: (02) 8596 5000

Central Coast Centre - covers Central Coast and the Upper North Shore 
131-135 Henry Parry Drive,
Gosford, 2250
Phone: (02) 4324 9411

Hunter / Newcastle
Suite 2, Level 2, OTP House,
10 Bradford Close, Kotara NSW 2289
Phone: (02) 4908 3200

Illawarra Centre - covers Illawarra and Shoalhaven
21 Addison Street,
Shellharbour, 2529 
Phone: (02) 4297 0670

Western Sydney Centre - covers western and north-western Sydney suburbs and the Blue Mountains
1/54 Henry Street
Penrith NSW 2750
Phone: (02) 4761 3340

117 Church Street Mudgee NSW 2850
Phone (02) 5319 8100

1 Hampden Avenue Orange NSW 2800
Phone: (02) 6393 6000

Find-a-Family ACT

Canberra's Children’s Family Centre specialises in providing care for children aged 0-18 years who are unable to return to their birth families. A caring family environment that is stable and supportive is provided for children who are separated from their families.  

Children can only be referred to Find-a-Family by ACT Care & Protection or the Department of Community Services.

The Find-a-Family Program receives funding from the ACT Department of Community Services.

For more ACT information:

Phone: 6228 9500 (during business hours)