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Become a carer

Make a difference. Become a carer.

Right now, in NSW, we need 350 homes for vulnerable children.

Right now emergency carers are needed for kids in care. When children and young people are in crisis, emergency carers, provide a safe and secure home, a warm bed and a hot meal. If you'd like to find out more about what is involved in becoming a carer, call 1300 782 975 or email us on enquiries@myforeverfamily.org.au and a member of our carer support team will answer all of your questions.

Families of all shapes and sizes

There are lots of myths about who can and can't become a carer but foster families come in all shapes and sizes.  In many ways they are no different to any other family - they provide the love, care, support, stability, structure and a sense of belonging that all children need. 

If you'd like to find out how you can make a difference in a child or young persons life, enter your details below and we will contact you with more information.

Discover the type of care that suits your family.

Whatever your situation, there is a type of care to suit your circumstances.  A child may need care for one night, a week or for months or years. Whether it’s foster, kinship, emergency, respite, adoption or guardianship care - My Forever Family NSW can help you find the right fit for your family. 

At the moment, there aren’t enough carers to meet the needs of children in need across NSW. Simply put, there is a serious need for more carers for all types of care.  

This short, introductory video will help you understand the different types of care. 

Learn more about the different types of care:

Types of care Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children CALD children

NSW foster care and adoption agencies