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NSW Agencies

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NSW Department of Family and Community Services

NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) is responsible for facilitating local and inter country adoptions in NSW, and offers information and support services for all parties to local and inter country adoption, past and present.

More infomation can be found at Adoption section.


Adoption Agencies

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AngliCare

ANGLICARE's Adoption Services offer a range of services for children and for families, including case work and a variety of information service

More infomation can be found at Adoption section.

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Barnardos Australia

Barnardos' Find-a-Family service arranges adoption placements for some children permanently removed from their birth family by the NSW Courts because of abuse and neglect. Children aged from birth to 12 can be referred to Barnardos' Find-a-Family centres by FACS.

Visit Barnados Australia website for more information.

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Family Spirit (by CatholicCare Sydney and Marist180)

Family Spirit is a new agency that unifies the expertise and compassion of Marist180 and CatholicCare Sydney which began operations in July 2018.

We can help with all aspects of local domestic adoption, from parents who are considering the future care of their baby to prospective parents considering adoption. We are also one of the few agencies offering dual authorisation for out of home care-to-adoption services.

Visit Family Spirit's website for more information.


Foster Care Agencies

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Abcare

As an Aboriginal organisation Abcare Out-of-Home Care, Aboriginal children and young people and their families are a priority and we aim to ensure that those children requiring foster care are placed in a culturally appropriate placement.


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Allambicare

There are many children and young people who through no fault of their own, cannot live with their own parents or families. Allambi Care are looking for Foster Cares from all walks of life, from families, retirees, same-sex couples to singles of either gender. As long as they can provide a supportive and safe environment for a child from just one or two nights, a few weeks, to months or even years.

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Anglicare

As the number of children requiring care continues to rise, there is an acute and ongoing need for carers to meet a range of placement needs. Anglicare provides family preservation and restoration, foster care and adoption services across metropolitan Sydney.

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Barnardos

Barnardos Australia urgently needs more foster carers. We are looking for people just like you to make a huge difference in a child’s life.

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Burrun Dalai Aboriginal Corporation

Providing foster care to Aboriginal children & young people of the Macleay, Nambuccca, Manning, Armidale and Tamworth Regions.

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CareSouth

CareSouth’s Out of Home Care (foster care) program looks after children from 0 to 18 years of age. Foster care is needed when a child or young person cannot live at home. This may be because of abuse and neglect, parental mental illness or drug and alcohol abuse. They may have witnessed domestic violence or general family crisis or breakdown.

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CASPA

CASPA is looking for committed people who can offer a safe and stable home to children in need of foster care in the Northern NSW. If you have had experience with foster care, have worked with children or young people in a professional capacity, or even if you have no previous experience but feel you have the qualities needed, you could be just the person we are looking for.

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Catholic Care

CatholicCare's Foster Care Program is a service provided for vulnerable children and young people aged from newborns to 18 who are unable to live with their birth parents.

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Challenge Community

The decision to become a foster carer is an important one that you will first need to talk about with the people close to you. The next step is to talk to the Challenge Foster Care team to discuss your situation and your suitability.

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Creating Links

At Creating Links, we provide Out of Home Care to children, young people and sibling groups who are unable to reside with their birth parents or family due to a diverse range of reasons.

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Family Spirit (by CatholicCare Sydney and Marist180)

Family Spirit is a new agency that unifies the expertise and compassion of Marist180 and CatholicCare Sydney which began operations in July 2018.

Our services include support aimed at helping families stay together, all forms of foster care (short-term, respite, kinship and long-term) as well as adoption and guardianship services. We also provide ongoing support and services to young people who are transitioning from care to living independently.

Visit Family Spirit's website for more information.

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Fostering Young Lives, Benevolent Society

Right now we're looking for foster carers in Sydney and the Blue Mountains. All foster carers receive financial assistance and ongoing training, and support is available 24/7.

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Foundations Care

Foundations Care is a national organisation that really understands the reality of foster care and what is needed to make the experience a rewarding one for both the foster child and the foster family.

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KARI

We’re always looking for quality Aboriginal foster carers who have a passion for providing outstanding care for Aboriginal foster children. KARI offers professional support to all our Carers, while they provide a child or young person in need with a loving home, care and support.

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Key Assets

Key Assets is a non-profit, non-government organisation that provides foster care services in Sydney and throughout NSW to find safe and secure homes for disadvantaged children and young people under 18 years of age. Our focus is on giving foster children and their carers access to all the resources and support they need to make a real difference in their lives.

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Life Without Barriers

Life Without Barriers is currently seeking compassionate individuals, couples and families to become Foster Carers by providing long and short-term care or weekend respite foster care for children and young people who are unable to live with their families.

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Lifestyle Solutions

​​​Right now thousands of Australian children and young people who have been separated from their families are in desperate need of respite, short-term and long-term care. They're searching for a safe, nurturing environment, and you could be the answer. Becoming a Foster Carer with Lifestyle Solutions will give you the chance to make a real and meaningful difference in a child's life. Regardless of the reason behind the separation, the experience is usually traumatic and likely to have left them feeling confused and vulnerable. Your patience, care and perseverance will provide the comfort and security a child yearns for and deserves.

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Mackillop Family Services

MacKillop urgently needs foster carers in New South Wales. Foster carers help children and young people who cannot live with their family, many of whom have experienced trauma or difficult events. There are many types of foster care. You can provide care for a weekend, a few weeks, a few months or even years. You choose the type of care that suits you. What matters most is you can give a child or a young person a safe, nurturing and loving home.

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Mallee Family Care

On any one day approximately 70 children are in placement with Mallee Family Care across the Mallee and in south west New South Wales. In Victoria and NSW the number of children who cannot live safely at home is rising. Mallee Family Care is searching for caring and patient people who can provide a safe and secure home environment for the increasing number of families needing support. You can make a difference.

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Marist180

All children should have the opportunity to experience a safe and loving family life – regardless of their age. Marist180 helps older children and teenagers find a home where they can be cared for.

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Marymead

We work with children and young people in out-of-home care, their families and carers to ensure that every child and young person has a safe, loving & permanent home. This includes supporting the child or young person to find permanency within their birth family through preservation or restoration, or where this is not possible supporting the child or young person to find a permanent home with their carer through adoption, guardianship or long-term foster care.

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Muloobinba Aboriginal Corporation

Cultural Journeyz is a new program to Muloobinba Aboriginal Corporation is offering Out of Home Care Services to Aboriginal Children & young People in the Hunter Region

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Narang Bir-rong

Narang Bir-rong (meaning “Little Stars”) was formally known as Link-Up Family Services. It was funded by the NSW Department of Community Services and was established in 2007 to provide out of home care for Aboriginal children and young people who cannot remain at home due to abuse and/or neglect. This service targets the Sydney Metropolitan West Region covering Auburn to Mt Victoria, Wisemans Ferry, Penrith, Blacktown, Merrylands and the Blue Mountains.

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Ngunya Jarjum

Ngunya Jarjum will focus on meeting the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children requiring Out-of-Home Care by providing a quality service that ensures their safety, welfare and well-being. Ngunya Jarjum will recruit, train and support Aboriginal foster carers from throughout the Far North Coast to care for children placed with our service.

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Pathfinders

Pathways have an established Out-of-Home Care program in Armidale, Inverell, Glen Innes, Tamworth and surrounding areas as group homes, intensive and generalist foster care.

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Samaritans

Samaritans provide foster care and out of home care in Newcastle and surrounds. Foster carers provide a safe and nurturing environment for children and young people who are not able to live with their family.

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Settlement Services

SSI Multicultural Foster Care is a specialist out-of-home care service for children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds aged 0-18 years. The service operates in parts of metropolitan Sydney and the Hunter-Central Coast area.

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Stretch-A-Family

Stretch-A-Family provides therapeutic Out Of Home Care (OOHC) services for children and young people in New South Wales.

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St Saviours

St Saviours works within the Departmental regions of Sydney Metro West, Sydney Metro South West and Nowra and provides full time foster care placements, generalist foster care placements and residential care placements to young persons with backgrounds of trauma and abuse, and consequential complex care needs and ages may range from 0 to 17 years. St Saviours recruits Foster Carers to provide full time, long term, short term, respite and immediate care to children and young persons in our Intensive and Generalist Foster Care programs.

St Saviours is a member of Anglicare Australia, and is owned by Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT.

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Uniting

If you are interested in becoming a foster carer, we can help. Come along to one of our foster care information sessions, and we’ll provide you with everything you need to know. Uniting offer a range of short and long-term care options for children and young people, including foster care and kinship care for Aboriginal children.

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UPA Youth Care Services

Youth Care UPA, is an out-of-home foster care service for children and young persons. We started out as Kids in Care in 1997 and maintain the same values and mission as we did then, today.

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Veritas House

Veritas House is a community-based, not-for-profit incorporated organisation and a registered charity that provides a range of flexible services to children, young people, families and carers.

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Wandiyali

Wandiyali Children's Services has children and young people in placements across the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and rural Hunter Valley areas. These placements include: foster care, kinship care; emergency and respite care; and short term placements. All placements are with authorised foster carers.

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Wesley Mission

A strong family is the cornerstone to healthy communities. When children are unable to stay with their birth families, our foster carers provide security, stability and a safe place to call home.

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William Campbell Foundation

William Campbell Foundation is a not for profit Christian organisation that provides a range of services, including permanency support programs for children and young people. Additionally, William Campbell Foundation delivers therapeutic services to children, young people, individuals and families.

William Campbell Foundation is committed to permanency outcomes for children and young people in care to provide a positive, safe and healing experience that addresses trauma, attachment, self-regulation, culture and community needs.