Read all the latest news from My Forever Family and inspiring stories of carers who are making a difference in children and young people’s lives.

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After nice years in the police force, Sam was led to a new role after seeing a newspaper advertisement seeking…

Posted on 11 December 2023

Emma and her husband have been carers for 7 years and have inspired a new generation of carers in their…

Posted on 27 September 2023

Channel 7 news visited the My Forever Family NSW Foster & Kinship Care Week Picnic to chat to carers and…

Posted on 24 September 2023

CEO Renee Carter spoke with Joe Hildebrand on 2GB afternoons to discuss the urgent need for more foster carers across…

Posted on 19 September 2023

The annual Foster and Kinship Care Week launches this Sunday to celebrate and thank foster and kinship carers across the…

Posted on 5 September 2023

My Forever Family NSW supports, trains and advocates for foster and kinship carers, guardians and adoptive parents who bring stability…

Posted on 29 June 2023

My Forever Family NSW supports, trains and advocates for foster and kinship carers, guardians and adoptive parents who bring stability…

Posted on 20 June 2023

Date: 25 May 2023 Source: Triple M Newcastle Adopt Change and My Forever Family NSW CEO Renee Carter was interviewed…

Posted on 25 May 2023

My Forever Family NSW Carer Recruitment Officer Emma Walker spoke to ABC Goulburn Murray about the need for carers for…

Posted on 18 May 2023

My Forever Family NSW supports, trains and advocates for foster and kinship carers, guardians andadoptive parents who bring stability to…

Posted on 16 May 2023

CEO Renee Carter joins ABC Western Plains Breakfast to discuss the critical shortage of carers in Dubbo. Listen to learn…

Posted on 9 May 2023

My Forever Family NSW supports, trains and advocates for foster and kinship carers, guardians and adoptive parents who bring stability…

Posted on 9 May 2023

My Forever Family NSW supports, trains and advocates for foster and kinship carers, guardians andadoptive parents who bring stability to…

Posted on 8 May 2023

“We were in the car and I heard them in the back laughing together. And it wasn’t until that moment…

Posted on 5 May 2023

My Forever Family NSW supports, trains and advocates for foster and kinship carers, guardians and adoptive parents who bring stability…

Posted on 4 May 2023

My Forever Family NSW supports, trains and advocates for foster and kinship carers, guardians and adoptive parents who bring stability…

Posted on 1 May 2023

Amid a critical shortage of carers on the Central Coast, and with 15,895 children living in out-of-home care state-wide, My Forever Family NSW will hold an information session at Narara later this month for prospective carers.

Posted on 1 April 2023

New data has revealed there’s a higher than average number of kids in need of a safe home on Central…

Posted on 20 March 2023

For every 1000 children and young people living on the Central Coast, 13 are living in out-of-home care compared with nine out of every thousand across the state.

Posted on 20 March 2023

Amid a critical shortage of carers on the Central Coast, and with 15,895 children living in out-of-home care state-wide, My Forever Family NSW will hold an information session at Narara later this month for prospective carers.

Posted on 16 March 2023

There is a critical shortage of carers in the Blue Mountains and Nepean area with 20 children and young people for every 1000 now living in out-of-home care.

Posted on 14 March 2023
Posted on 9 March 2023

My Forever Family NSW supports, trains and advocates for foster and kinship carers, guardians and adoptive parents who bring stability…

Posted on 7 March 2023

My Forever Family NSW supports, trains and advocates for foster and kinship carers, guardians and adoptive parents who bring stability…

Posted on 6 March 2023

Patricia is a kinship carer for four siblings with whom she shares a bond as unique as they each are.   …

Posted on 24 January 2023

Nes grew up knowing the love and kindness of her Turkish Muslim parents who informally welcomed children into their care….

Posted on 21 December 2022

Barbara has accomplished a lot in her lifetime. She’s a registered nurse, natural therapist, aromatherapist, reflexologist and an educator with…

Posted on 19 December 2022

Cameron relished his freedom as a single man travelling the country and was surprised to find settling down and opening…

Posted on 5 December 2022

Two decades of marriage and memories have been enriched with foster caring for Kate and Andrew who have been named…

Posted on 9 November 2022

Kerrie-Anne was an early childhood educator for 25 years before one little boy changed the trajectory of her and her…

Posted on 31 October 2022

Media ReleaseTuesday 25th October 2022   My Forever Family NSW supports foster, relative and kinship carers, guardians and adoptive parents…

Posted on 25 October 2022

Michelle and Marc started their journey as registered foster carers four years ago and have dedicated themselves to improving the…

Posted on 21 October 2022

Shauna has been a registered carer for over 4 years. She is experienced in restorative care, short-term, part-time, emergency and…

Posted on 4 October 2022

My Forever Family NSW spotlight the urgent need for carers of older children in Batemans Bay with an Information Session. 

Posted on 6 September 2022

My Forever Family NSW spotlight the urgent need for carers of older children in Batemans Bay with an Information Session. 

Posted on 24 August 2022

Media ReleaseThursday 18th August 2022 My Forever Family NSW supports, trains and advocates for foster and kinship carers, guardians and…

Posted on 23 August 2022

Media ReleaseTuesday 23rd August 2022My Forever Family NSW supports, trains and advocates for foster and kinship carers, guardians and adoptive…

Posted on 23 August 2022

My Forever Family NSW spotlight the urgent need for carers of older children in Batemans Bay with an Information Session. 

Posted on 22 August 2022

My Forever Family NSW spotlight the urgent need for carers of older children in Batemans Bay with an Information Session. 

Posted on 8 August 2022

My Forever Family NSW spotlight the urgent need for carers of older children in Batemans Bay with an Information Session. 

Posted on 25 July 2022

My Forever Family NSW spotlight the urgent need for carers of older children in Batemans Bay with an Information Session. 

Posted on 11 July 2022

My Forever Family NSW spotlight the urgent need for carers of older children in Batemans Bay with an Information Session. 

Posted on 1 July 2022

Around 46,000 children are in ‘out-of-home care’ in Australia. There is a shortage of foster parents in the country and…

Posted on 21 June 2022

Media ReleaseMonday 6th June 2022   My Forever Family NSW supports, trains and advocates for foster and kinship carers, guardians…

Posted on 18 June 2022

Media ReleaseThursday 9th June 2022   My Forever Family NSW supports, trains and advocates for foster and kinship carers, guardians…

Posted on 18 June 2022

Media ReleaseThursday 16th June 2022   My Forever Family NSW supports, trains and advocates for foster and kinship carers, guardians…

Posted on 18 June 2022

Announcing the winners of My Forever Family NSW Carer Recognition Awards.

Posted on 9 June 2022

Media ReleaseMonday 30th May 2022   My Forever Family NSW supports, trains and advocates for foster and kinship carers, guardians…

Posted on 18 May 2022

My Forever Family NSW spotlight the urgent need for carers of older children in Batemans Bay with an Information Session. 

Posted on 5 May 2022

My Forever Family NSW spotlight the urgent need for carers of older children in Batemans Bay with an Information Session. 

Posted on 31 March 2022

My Forever Family NSW spotlight the urgent need for carers of sibling groups in the Murrumbidgee region of NSW.

Posted on 24 March 2022

My Forever Family NSW spotlight the urgent need for carers of sibling groups in the Murrumbidgee region of NSW.

Posted on 21 February 2022

Adopt Change releases the ‘National Commitment Plan for Children and Young People to Thrive’, addressing the urgent need in Australia…

Posted on 3 December 2021

Shauna is a wise and understanding carer who loves the connections she makes with families. She is the guardian of…

Posted on 2 December 2021

My Forever Family NSW Heads to Northern NSW to Inspire More Carers Including Emergency Carers My Forever Family NSW supports,…

Posted on 1 December 2021

Julie has been an emergency and part-time carer since 2016 and had around 50 children through her doors. She enjoys…

Posted on 25 November 2021

My Forever Family NSW Heads to Nepean Blue Mountains Region to Inspire More Carers including Emergency Carers My Forever Family…

Posted on 19 November 2021

My Forever Family NSW Heads to Illawarra Shoalhaven Region to Inspire More Carers My Forever Family NSW honours the extraordinary…

Posted on 17 September 2021

This Foster and Kinship Care Week there are kids across NSWwho need you to ‘Open Your Home and Your Heart’…

Posted on 13 September 2021

Kids including Six Year Old ‘Liam’ drive urgent local campaign in Hunter region to find more carer homes With a…

Posted on 24 June 2021

My Forever Family NSW Connect with the LGBTQI+ Community, Busting Myths, Growing Pride and Creating Homes for Kids in Care….

Posted on 19 March 2021

Media Release Friday, 21 March 2021 Everyone Belongs, Everyone Deserves a Stable, Nurturing Home on Harmony Day My Forever Family…

Posted on 12 March 2021

Small business owners Mark Vanderweyde and his partner, Chris, had long held the mistaken belief that being gay meant they…

Posted on 3 March 2021

Today, My Forever Family NSW launched a campaign to help special needs children from across the state find permanent homes…

Posted on 3 December 2020

The day that a little boy reached out to hold her hand for the very first time, melted Carmen Gould’s…

Posted on 28 September 2020

I am a teacher and seven years ago a student in my class was taken into care. He was removed…

Posted on 27 August 2020

As a semi-retired empty nester, Margi Garretty could happily be looking forward to some “down” time at this stage in…

Posted on 23 July 2020

Jessie is a young teen who needs YOU! We’re supporting Key Assets in looking for a carer in the Wollongong…

Posted on 22 July 2020

Carer and author Penny Jaye has engaged her literary talents, to share a beautifully unique insight into the experience of…

Posted on 25 June 2020

Carers for less than a year, Kate and Ryan always knew they wanted to build a family and they were…

Posted on 28 May 2020

My husband and I had always thought about fostering and my sister-in-law told us about an event where they were…

Posted on 29 April 2020

Victoria recalls always having a ‘full life’ – a career in engineering, combined with caring for her ageing parents and…

Posted on 29 March 2020

Kylie and Darren Pitt consider themselves blessed, with two foster children placed with them within less than a week of…

Posted on 29 January 2020

Sue and husband Neil Coutts have fostered over 60 children in 26 years, and have a strong desire to support…

Posted on 19 December 2019

As parents and caregivers, many of us will ask “when is the best time to discuss sex?” with the children…

Posted on 28 September 2019

The law restricts some practices used to manage the behaviours of children and young people in care. Carers are unable…

Posted on 26 September 2019

As a police officer in the children’s court, I’d seen plenty of kids who needed out-of-home care. Countless little ones…

Posted on 28 August 2019

FAQs from our Carer Support Team – Leaving care We’re regularly asked about preparing for leaving care and how carers…

Posted on 27 August 2019

Supporting a child when someone close to them has died can be a challenging and raises many questions about how…

Posted on 20 August 2019

Why Kids Steal and How To Help When a child steals it can be concerning or even embarrassing, but if…

Posted on 31 July 2019

Information regarding permissions is available at FACS’ dedicated website for carers. Child minding and sleep overs Carers do not need to seek…

Posted on 25 July 2019

Checking process The process for the authorisation of carers requires the completion of a Community Services Check. Information Exchange within…

Posted on 25 July 2019

Watching TV soap ‘Home and Away’ as a 10-year-old seeing Pippa and Tom take in displaced and needy kids helped…

Posted on 24 July 2019

Caring for kids was always a part of our plan – but no plan can prepare you for the unimaginable…

Posted on 28 June 2019

Anxiety in children needs calm understanding and reassurance Anxiety is just one way exposure to trauma can manifest itself in…

Posted on 18 June 2019

Adolescence can be a tough time for any kid.  Young people in care can have a tougher time than most….

Posted on 29 April 2019

Restoration – caring for kids who are returning home  Restoration is the term used for reuniting children or young people…

Posted on 29 April 2019

The Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Amendment Act 2018 commenced on 4 February.  What does this mean for…

Posted on 26 March 2019

Cultural Support Plans – helping Aboriginal kids stay connected to culture   All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids should…

Posted on 25 March 2019

The impacts of childhood trauma and attachment difficulties are still not well understood in the wider community and this includes…

Posted on 25 March 2019

Connie cares for seven children – she is a single mum and a grandparent. I became a foster carer in…

Posted on 25 March 2019

On Sunday 17th February the My Forever Family team headed out to the Sydney Mardi Gras Fair Day event at…

Posted on 1 March 2019

What does the Carer Support Team do? The Carer Support Team exists to help carers provide children and young people…

Posted on 1 March 2019

Sarah has been the sole carer for her four grandchildren for many years. She told My Forever Family about the…

Posted on 22 February 2019

As part of Sydney’s Fair Day 2019, My Forever Family NSW has launched an online social media and experiential campaign…

Posted on 21 February 2019

Are you stressed and run down?  Maybe you find you are spending a lot of your time cleaning up, transporting,…

Posted on 30 January 2019

Family Time Helping kids, tweens and teens in care spend positive time with their families is one of the most…

Posted on 19 December 2018

I have been fostering for 40 odd years.  I do not number my children, they all have names, so how…

Posted on 19 December 2018

Therapy feature – healing trauma with horses!  Equine-assisted therapy is a new and exciting development that engages children with horses…

Posted on 18 December 2018

My foster daughter Zoe came to live with me almost a year after I made my decision to become a…

Posted on 24 October 2018

National child protection week It takes a village to raise a child, and a strong community to make sure all…

Posted on 5 September 2018

Here you will find out about becoming a carer, register for training, contact us for support, learn about upcoming events…

Posted on 1 August 2018

The My Forever Family NSW name reflects the aim of our program – to support all children to have a…

Posted on 31 July 2018