Adopt Change have been commissioned by the NSW Government to operate the new My Forever Family NSW program.
The program commenced in July 2018, and will provide recruitment, training, support and advocacy to a range of carers including foster carers, kinship carers, guardians, and adoptive families for children from statutory care in NSW. Initial services are available, and program full services will be available in the coming months.
My Forever Family NSW recognises the need for safety, nurture and stability for children and the benefits of growing up in family, connected with culture and community. This program will not determine permanency pathways for children, but will instead recruit a range of carers to provide nurture for children including restoration care (foster care for children who will be returning home to family of origin), through to other permanent options when a child can’t return home. We recognise the complexities and that there need to be a range of carers to suit different circumstances in the best interest of the children in care.
Adopt Change will lead the project, and are pleased to be working with consortium partners Prosper (Project Australia) and Early Start with Professor Paul Chandler, along with key service provider Continuum Consulting. Together we will deliver culturally appropriate, tailored programs designed to both increase the number of carers in NSW, along with ensuring that they have the support and training required to achieve the best possible outcomes for the children in their care. We will be advocating for systemic changes to improve the lives of children in care and the experience for the carers who play a vital role in their lives.
To contact My Forever Family NSW to enquire about becoming a carer, or for support as a carer, call 1300 782 975 or email
Initial information and an interim Training and Support Calendar can be accessed at www.myforeverfamily.org.au
Any questions about the the new program should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
My Forever Family NSW is funded by the NSW Government. Read our Press Release