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WA Agencies

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Government of Western Australia

WA's Department for Child Protection and Family Support through its Adoption Service, is the only agency allowed to arrange adoptions. The Department is responsible for facilitating all local and inter country adoptions within Western Australia. The department also provides temporary and permanent foster care for children from birth to 18 years.


Adoption Agencies

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Foundations Care

Foundations Care recruit, assess, train and support foster and kinship carers for children who can not live at home because their family can no longer look after them or they may be at risk of harm.


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Key Assets

Key Assets is a non-government not-for-profit organization providing specialist and general fostering placements. They work in partnership with the Department for Child Protection and Family Support and with the Disability Services Commission to offer safe, stable family environments for children, young people, and young adults with disabilities.


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Life Without Barriers

Life Without Barriers (LWB) are a social purpose organisation working in more than 440 communities across Australia. LWB provides out-of-home care services including foster care, residential care or supported accommodation in Western Australia.


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Mackillop Family Services

MacKillop's out-of-home care services in Western Australia provide support and accommodation to children and young people unable to live at home.


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Mercy Care

MercyCare Fostering Services recruits, assesses and trains every day people to become MercyCare Foster Parents. Once parents are ready to welcome a foster child, we work with both the child and foster family to ensure a suitable match for both. Each child and parent is provided with an individual MercyCare Case Worker who will support the placement, assist with development and provide advocacy.


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Uniting Care West

Uniting Care West’s Futures Foster Care service provides long term disability and therapeutic foster care options for children and young people with often significant trauma and abuse histories, developmental, physical and/or medical care needs.


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Wanslea Family Services

Wanslea is a caring, community-based organisation providing respite, emergency, short, medium and long term foster care services for children under 18 years. Non-denominational and not for profit, Wanslea has been serving Western Australian families for over 70 years.


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Yorganop is Western Australia’s only Aboriginal foster care agency. We train, support and empower foster carers to change the lives of Aboriginal children across WA.