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Become a carer

Make a difference. Become a carer.

Right now there are 350 homes urgently needed for children and young people in out-of-home care.

If you've ever thought about becoming a carer, now is the time to take the first step. Pick up the phone or email us and a member of our carer support team will be able to provide you with advice and guidance.

Different types of care

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

Families of all shapes and sizes

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 deserve.

Fostering is incredibly rewarding for both the carers and the children but - like in any family - parenting it has its challenges. As a foster carer, you will experience happy times, sad times, and everything in between.

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 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.  

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

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