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NSW foster care and adoption agencies

My Forever Family NSW refers potential carers to accredited foster care and adoption agencies across NSW

If you are interested in becoming a carer and finding out more about agencies near you, contact us

Allambi Care

Allambi Care prides itself on providing a caring and professionally supported journey for all carers. From a dedicated carer recruitment team to ongoing specialist therapeutic training, we will enable you to effectively support a child or young person in your home.  As a carer with Allambi Care, your options include respite, emergency, restoration and long term care, as well as guardianship and adoption.

Allambi Care believes that foster care can be an amazing opportunity for not only children but the carers themselves and will be by your side the whole way. For any information contact one of their friendly staff today.

Anglicare NSW South NSW, West, ACT

Anglicare NSW South, NSW West and ACT supports children and young people (aged 0-17 years) who can no longer live at home with their family and are under the temporary or full time care of the Minister. The service provides care for children and young people with a variety of needs (from the low level to complex needs) from any cultural and religious background, and of any gender.

Anglicare NSW has three categories of care: Immediate Care that is up to six months and supports children to be reunified with the families or transition to permanent carer; Permanent Care supporting children and young people to achieve permanency through guardianship, adoption or long term care; and respite care. The services are provided within the DCJ districts of Southern NSW, Murrumbidgee, Far West and Western NSW.

Anglicare Sydney

Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT supports children and young people (aged 0-17 years) who can no longer live at home with their family and are under the temporary or full time care of the Minister. Our service provides trauma informed care for children and young people with a variety of needs (from low level to complex needs) from any cultural and religious background, and of any gender. 

We have 4 categories of care:

  • Immediate Care that is up to 6 months and supports children to be reunified with the families or transition to permanent carer;
  • Permanent Care supporting children and young people to achieve permanency through Guardianship, Adoption or Long Term Care;
  • Therapeutic Home Based Care  is a specialist one to one care option for children and young people over 12 years with complex needs who require specialised and intensive supports to maintain stability in their care arrangements; and
  • Respite Care. 

The services are provided within the DCJ districts of Southern NSW, Murrumbidgee and  Western NSW. 

Barnardos Australia

Barnardos Australia foster carers are the backbone of the work that Barnardos does to keep children safe from abuse and neglect.

By becoming a Barnardos foster carer, you have an opportunity to truly change children’s lives for the better. Whether it be one weekend a month, a year or a lifetime, there’s a type of foster care that’s right for you. Barnardos welcomes families of all shapes and sizes to open their hearts and their homes to children in need. Barnardos has a network of foster carers across NSW and provide training, a carer allowance and 24/7 support.

The Barnardos Australia Carer Enquiry Team is available to answer any of your questions on 1800 663 441 or email.

CareSouth

There are many ways you can make a difference for a child or young person in your community who may be unable to live at home. CareSouth urgently needs emergency foster carers, short term and respite carers and those interested in fostering to adopt.

CareSouth foster carers are everyday people. They are young couples, same-sex couples, single people, older people, have children of their own or have no children or may be retired. CareSouth welcomes enquiries from a broad range of people to find the best care for children and young people. CareSouth provides an exceptional level of ongoing support and training along with an allowance.

CASPA Foster Care (Child and Adolescent Specialist Programs & Accommodation)

CASPA is a leading agency in foster care, guardianship and adoption in northern NSW. Due to its commitment to enhancing carers capacity, CASPA is one of the few organisations that provides free training for any accredited foster carer from any agency. Visit the CASPA website for a list of the available sessions.

CASPA is looking for resilient and committed people who can work in partnership with us to provide a brighter future for Australian kids.

In recent years, CASPA has grown from strength to strength and also runs Statutory Therapeutic Residential Out-of-Home care, Therapeutic Family Contact Supervision, Mental Health Recovery, Carer Respite and Disability Care Services. We also count on a specialised team of clinicians and therapists providing trauma-informed therapeutic services and groups. Most recently CASPA has also become a provider of Family Preservation and Early Intervention services.

CASPA employs approximately 250 staff, and deliver services in Casino, Coffs Harbour, Lismore and Tweed Heads regions. CASPA currently has 17 residential locations, with 30 young people in residential care, and 70 young people in foster care.

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CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay

There are many children and young people who are unable to live with their families. CatholicCare’s services for children and young people in out of home care (OOHC) provide essential support, care and stability for children and young people affected by family breakdown, to enable them to recover and thrive. CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay provides foster care through a network of experienced family carers, residential homes, access to therapy and counselling and in-home support to reduce the risk of family breakdown. Through the suite of services, and the dedication of specialist support teams and foster carers, CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay is changing the lives of children and young people for the better.

CatholicCare Hunter-Manning

Every child deserves a loving, caring home and CatholicCare Hunter-Manning needs carers who can help ensure that children in the Hunter get just that. The program provides care for children and young people aged 0 to 18 years of age.

Carers are supported to provide optimal care for children.  CatholicCare Hunter-Manning cares about their carers, value their opinions, encourage their learning and respect their need for support. CatholicCare’s emphasis on a family-based approach sets them apart. Ongoing training provided to carers is specifically targeted according to their needs and is CatholicCare’s significant point of difference.  Carers receive an allowance, a dedicated care team, access to 24/7 emergency support and social activities.

Fostering Futures, CatholicCare Wollongong

CatholicCare Wollongong provides a range of services across our programs in Children and Youth, Family Relationships and Ageing & Disability. 

At our Permanency Support Program, Fostering Futures, we're passionate about children's wellbeing and their right to have stable, caring families and positive childhoods. Helping them to thrive and reach their full potential is our priority. 

Every child has the right to a family and a permanent home. Every single one. 

We’re on the lookout for potential carers who can share their homes and lives and make a positive impact on a child’s future for a short time or a lifetime. All kinds of people become carers – singles or couples, those with or without children, empty nesters and retirees. You don't need to be Catholic to become a carer with our agency. It's great to have a diverse pool of carers because it gives us more chance of finding the best match for children. 

Sometimes children are unable to live at home for a short period or for the long-term. Depending on your own family and circumstances, you might be suitable to provide immediate care, restoration/short-term care, guardianship, open adoption, long-term care or respite care. 

We value our carers and understand that it takes a team effort to support children who've experienced trauma and may be developmentally behind their peers. We provide ongoing training both face-to-face and online, case manager support, regular home visits, after hours crisis support, access to a psychologist, a dedicated carer support officer, connection to other carers and support groups, events and dinners and much more. Carers receive a fortnightly tax-free care allowance to pay for the child or young persons day-to-day needs. 

To learn more about becoming a carer please contact CatholicCare on 0418 783 956 or send an email

Challenge Foster Care

You might be surprised at how possible it is to become a foster carer or adoptive parent. Challenge Community Services considers married and de facto couples (including same-sex couples) as well as single people. We understand the decision to foster or adopt is a big one. The Challenge Foster Care team will discuss your situation and your suitability as a foster carer. Once you become a carer you’ll be supported all the way by a dedicated caseworker and the Challenge team.

NSW Department of Communities and Justice (formerly FACS)

While the NSW Department of Communities and Justice continues to authorise a limited number of foster carers at this time, we encourage people who are interested in fostering to apply with a non-government agency listed on this site.

Creating Links

Creating Links recognise the need for safety, nurture and permanency for children and the benefits of growing up in a family rather than in the out of home care system.

Our carers open their homes and their hearts to provide a safe, loving and supportive environment whilst also helping the children grow, mature, feel connected to their culture and achieve great education.

We focus on working with families to find alternative, stable and secure options through:

  • Restoration
  • Guardianship or,
  • Open Adoption (unless child is Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander)
  • Foster Care
Family Spirit

Family Spirit is a new entity formed from the partnership between Marist180 and CatholicCare Sydney delivering services to support the care of children into permanent arrangements. We believe that by working together, we can foster better outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and families. We have offices in Bankstown, Lewisham and Blacktown to allow us to reach out across South Western Sydney to the Blue Mountains. We are an accredited Adoption Agency.

Foundations Care

Foundations Care is a national organisation that really understands the reality of foster care and what is needed to make the experience a rewarding one for both the foster child and the foster family.

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

We are always looking for carers to join the Foundations Care family, and open their hearts and homes to a child who is in need of care and support. Your care and support, long or short term could create profound change in the life of a child.

Key Assets

Key Assets is a non-government, not-for-profit children’s services agency and part of the International Key Assets Group, providing services across Australia to children, young people and their families, with a particular focus on foster care.

Key Assets is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive agency, AWEI Bronze Employer of Choice for 2015 & 2016, AWEI Gold Employer Award for 2017, AWEI Silver Employer Award for 2018 & 2019

Providing therapeutic practice support to carers/families and the vulnerable children and young people placed in their care.

Life Without Barriers

Life Without Barriers is a social purpose organisation providing a range of child, youth and family services across Australia. We put children first in everything we do and champion child safety and wellbeing whenever we can. We provide foster and kinship care services that help children go safely home to family. When this can’t happen we work with foster and kinship carers to provide permanent loving homes that keep children well connected to their family, culture, language and community.

We take a therapeutic approach to all our work with children, young people and families and we support all our foster care and kinship carers to care for children in ways that help them to heal, learn and grow.

At Life Without Barriers we believe all children will do well if they are given the opportunity.

Lifestyle Solutions

Lifestyle Solutions is committed to forging close supportive relationships with our foster carers. Foster carers are the foundation of the support we provide to children and young people who are unable to live with their families, whether for a short period of time or on a permanent basis. We are seeking to provide children who are in care the same opportunities and life experiences as their peers.

We are seeking carers who are willing to support the restoration of children to their birth families, or who can provide immediate emergency care or respite care, or provide permanent long-term care, or care while moving towards guardianship or adoption.

Like the children we support, our foster carers come from a broad range of backgrounds. Carers can be male and female couples or same sex couples, come from diverse cultural backgrounds and have diverse abilities and skills. They can be single people with or without their own children. They can be retired or employed or not employed. If you have the time and commitment to give to a child, and are willing to participate as a member of broad care team for a child, we are happy to talk to you about what it takes to be a foster carer.

The common interest of foster carers is in sharing their lives and caring for children and young people who require safe home environments, while supporting them to maintain their identity and family connections.

MacKillop Family Services

At MacKillop, we believe every child deserves the best. And the best place for children is in a supportive and nurturing family so they can heal from past trauma and develop to their potential.

Our vision is for all children, young people and families to be safe, thriving and connected to culture and community.

 We work across New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia. Our programs include foster, kinship and residential care; disability services; youth and homelessness support, alternative education schools and outreach; and early intervention support for families. All of our services are child-focused, family-centred, and built on a foundation of cultural safety.

MacKillop Family Services (St Joseph’s Cowper)

St Joseph’s Cowper, part of MacKillop Family Services, is an inclusive not-for-profit organisation that provides a high-quality fostering and residential accommodation that meet the needs of children and young people in out-of-home care.

Mallee Family Care Inc.

Mallee Family Care NSW is a non-government agency that provides care to children in the Wentworth and Balranald Shire areas. Mallee Family Care is an inclusive not-for-profit organisation that provides a high quality fostering service that meet the range of needs of children and young people in out-of-home care NSW and VIC.

Our goal is to keep local children local, so that they can maintain their identity and links to their biological family. We need a diverse range of carers to cater to the individual needs of the young people in our care. Foster carers are everyday members of the community who have a strong commitment to children and young people. They can be families, couples or singles, male or female. Foster carers can be with children for a long term, a short term, or as emergency or respite. We work with carers as a part of an overall care team, with the focus on the child.

Marist180 Foster Care

We focus on providing stable and nurturing homes for children aged eight years and up where they can experience the help and attention they need. We provide support and training for our carers. Marist180 Foster Care focus on finding homes for children aged eight years and over, a group who often miss out on the opportunity to live with a family and experience the help and attention they need.

Marist180 is committed to recruiting carers who can provide a safe, stable and nurturing environment for children, and support their development until age 18. Marist180 carers are resilient, energetic, flexible and caring. They can give a child hope for the future. Marist180 welcomes families, couples or singles from all cultures and backgrounds.

We offer carers:

  • Support from skilled caseworkers
  • Access to experienced residential and clinical staff when needed
  • An allowance equivalent to Community Services allowance
  • Regular home visits and phone calls
  • Online training and social events.
Marymead

Marymead, a well-respected, not-for-profit organisation servicing the ACT and southern and western regional areas of NSW, has been delivering a range of high quality, family support services to children, young people and their families since 1967.

Marymead’s Permanency Program includes foster care, restoration support, adoption and guardianship - all with the common goal of creating permanency for the child or young person. We need a diverse range of carers to cater to the individual needs of the children and young people in our care. Foster carers are everyday members of the community who have a strong commitment to children and young people. They can be families, couples or singles.

Pathfinders

Pathways have an established out-of-home care program in Armidale, Inverell, Glen Innes, Tamworth and surrounding areas as group homes, intensive and generalist foster care.

Pathfinders Pathways Foster Care program are seeking caring, committed people to become foster carers for our organisation in the New England area. We are seeking people for long term, temporary and respite care for children and young people aged 0-18 in the care of the Minister of Community Services.

Professional Individualised Care

We are eager to meet passionate and unique individuals who want to make a real and lasting impact in the lives of young people in out-of-home care.

Fewer Clients – More impact:

  • Work one-on-one with young people in a model that has a real and lasting impact 
  • Be supported by a small dedicated team doing something genuinely new in OOHC
  • Work from home and benefit from flexible work arrangements and salary packaging

As a Professional Therapeutic Carer (PTC) at PIC your role is to establish and maintain a close supportive relationship with one young person in your home.  Our Professional Therapeutic Carers have industry-recognised qualifications and professional work experience and receive full-time wages as case experts.

The PIC model matches one young person with one carer, this matching is based on the young person’s needs and past experiences and the carer’s professional skills and background. The young person lives together with the PTC, but unlike traditional foster care the PTC has the professional skill set to respond to high needs behaviour and to meet the needs of young people with a trauma background. The mix of professionally informed support and a homebased setting, provides the young person with a genuine opportunity to develop real relationships and attachments, that is key to the success of the PIC model.

Samaritans

Samaritans provide foster care in Newcastle, Mudgee, Taree and regional NSW. Foster carers provide a safe and nurturing environment for children and young people who are not able to live with their family.

Settlement Services International

SSI Multicultural Foster Care is a specialist out-of-home care service for children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds aged 0-18 years. The service operates in parts of metropolitan Sydney and the Hunter-Central Coast area.

At SSI, we believe children in care who are supported to learn about and maintain a connection to their culture, religion and language have better outcomes as they grow up than those who are not supported in this way. These connections help children to understand where they have come from and to develop their sense of belonging and identity.

Helping children stay connected with their culture, language and religion also helps children settle if and when they are returned to their birth parents.

Stretch-A-Family

Sydney based not-for-profit secular organisation that provides care for children who cannot live with their families. Stretch-A- Family (SAF) provides comprehensive support to our foster carers to give children from 0 - 18 years the wings to fly.

St Saviours (Anglicare)

St Saviours supports children and young people (aged 0-17 years) who can no longer live at home with their family and are under the temporary or full time care of the Minister. Our service provides trauma informed care for children and young people with a variety of needs (from low level to complex needs) from any cultural and religious background, and of any gender. 

We have 4 categories of care:

  • Immediate Care that is up to 6 months and supports children to be reunified with the families or transition to permanent carer;
  • Permanent Care supporting children and young people to achieve permanency through Guardianship, Adoption or Long Term Care;
  • Therapeutic Home Based Care  is a specialist one to one care option for children and young people over 12 years with complex needs who require specialised and intensive supports to maintain stability in their care arrangements; and
  • Respite Care. 

The services are provided within the DCJ districts of Met. West and Met. South West and Southern.

The Benevolent Society

The Benevolent Society recruits and supports foster carers across diverse communities to provide safe, loving and welcoming homes for children and young people at risk.

Our foster carers have access to 24/7 support, ongoing training, workshops and meetups. We support foster carers to create a loving, welcoming, safe environment for a child in need.

The Burdekin Association

We are a community based, not for profit organisation in the Northern Sydney area that offers a range of support and accommodation services to young people aged between the ages of 12 and 24 years, and their families.

Case managers provide intensive support to community carers, young people and their families. An on-call service for young people and carers is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

Our aim is to prevent young people from becoming homeless by developing healthy relationships, stable accommodation and establishing goals to secure education or career pathways.

Uniting

Uniting provides foster care for young people between the age of 0-17 that are not able to live at home through short term, long term and respite care. 

We work alongside foster carers, young people and the young person’s family, supporting engagement and positive outcomes. Our carers are supported to provide quality care for young people through regular engagement and training.

At Uniting we encourage and consider all people to become carers including married couples and de-facto relationships (including LGTBI). We welcome anyone thinking of becoming a foster carer to contact us and allow us the privilege of supporting you to become a carer.

UPA Youth Care Services

Youth Care UPA is a program managed by UPA Far North Coast. Our program provides safe, secure and caring alternative living arrangements for children and young people who cannot live with their natural families. It is our mission to provide a therapeutic out of home care program, which empowers children and young people, and creates opportunities for their future to enhance their quality of life.

Veritas House Inc.

Veritas House is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation that was established in Central Western NSW more than 35 years ago and has grown to become one of the largest providers of foster care and youth homelessness services in the region. As a community-based organisation with offices in Orange and Bathurst, our staff are local and responsive to the needs of our valued foster carers. We are committed to providing carers with regular visits, training and supports that are personalised and reflect the unique needs of being a foster carer in regional NSW.

Wesley Dalmar

Wesley Dalmar cares for more than 630 children and young people across NSW, from Richmond in the south to Ballina in the north. Wesley Dalmar’s foster care programs offer temporary care in view of restoration, guardianship and adoption, and permanent foster care for children and young people from birth to adulthood, intensive foster care, Wesley Aunties & Uncles mentoring and specialist house parent model for sibling groups or young people transitioning from care.

William Campbell Foundation

We are a Christian not-for-profit organisation committed to making a difference and being the difference. We were built on an unwavering promise to provide loving, all-heart families and safe homes to those we support.

Located on the South Coast of NSW, William Campbell Foundation provides care and support to vulnerable children, young people, individuals and families. We provide support in many different ways through our programs:

  • Permanency Support Program (restoration, guardianship, open adoption, foster care)
  • Family Support Services (education support, mentoring, supervised contact and transport)
  • Clinical Services (Therapeutic Clinical Support to carers, children, young people and families).

Our Founder, Bill Campbell was a child in care himself, separated from his sisters and placed into many foster homes and institutions. From his experiences as a child, Bill saw a need for a dedicated organisation to provide services, care and support to vulnerable children, young people, individuals and families.


Aboriginal Foster Care Agencies

Abcare – Coffs Harbour

Abcare is an incorporated not-for-profit, non-government, community based organisation located in Coffs Harbour NSW, providing general foster care placements and recruitment, assessment and training of foster carers.

Biripi Aboriginal Children’s Service and Walanbaa Gaayili Out of Home Care Service

Biripi Aboriginal Children’s Services has two services for children and young persons living in out of home care situations.  One of these services is located in Taree (BACS) and the other is located in Inverell (Walanbaa Gaayili).

Biripi Aboriginal Children’s Service and Walanbaa Gaayili Out of Home Care Service provides Foster Care Support Services to foster and kinship/relative carers and is an inclusive not-for-profit organisation that provides a high quality fostering service that meets the range of needs of children and young people in out-of-home care. BACS is focussed on providing foster care to Aboriginal children and young people and the preference is that they be placed in or on country with Aboriginal foster and kinship carers.

Burrun Dalai Out of Home Care & Family Support Service, Tamworth & Armidale

Burrun Dalai means "dream for children" in Dunghutti.  We are an Aboriginal community controlled organisation providing support to Aboriginal children and young people, their birth families and foster families.

Burrun Dalai's vision is to maintain Aboriginal family values.

Ensuring this objective has traditionally involved the extended family members and community members in the care and development of children.

This is why it’s important that our carers or one carer in a family is of Aboriginal descent.

Gudjagang Ngara Li-dhi (in partnership with Barnardos Australia)

Gudjagang Ngara Li-dhi is an Aboriginal foster care service on the Central Coast offering short term and permanent foster care and kinship care services.

KARI

KARI is the largest Aboriginal foster care service provider in Australia.

KARI has developed a unique foster care model that delivers full case management of our children and young people in care. This means we can ensure that Aboriginal culture plays a significant role in the care of a child or young person.

KARI is committed to providing quality, sustainable services to Aboriginal communities, especially in the areas of Aboriginal child protection and Aboriginal community support programs.

We envision a future of flourishing Aboriginal families, youth and communities.

Muloobinba Aboriginal Corporation, Cultural Journeyz Hunter Region

Muloobinba Aboriginal Corporation provides the Cultural Journeyz program that supports Aboriginal Children and Young People and their carers in foster care in the Hunter Region.

Myimbarr Child and Family Service

At Myimbarr Aboriginal OOHC we seek safe and caring foster homes for Aboriginal children, aged 0 to 18.

Our children need carers that are patient, nurturing and understanding. At Myimbarr, we offer our carers ongoing training and 24/7 support, so you don’t have to do it alone.

If you can open your home for respite, short term or restoration care please contact Myimbarr on (02) 4211 0601 or Email us. we’d love to chat with you.

Narang Bir-rong

Narang Bir-rong believes that Aboriginal/TSI children are best raised by their own families however, when they are unable to remain at home, they should maintain connections with their community and kin. Narang Bir-rong offers support to carers who have children or young persons in their care as a result of family kinship ties and monitors the care of these children. All potential carers are assessed regardless of their relationship to the child or young person as the need for support and supervision are always based on the findings of the assessment. Narang Bir-rong ensures that the child or young person's family or kinship group are involved in all aspects of work such as case planning, providing support, reviewing and monitoring case plans and planning for children or young people to exit care. 

Narang Bir-rong ensures that only people best able to meet the individual needs of children and young people are recruited as authorised carers and that carers receive appropriate training and ongoing support for their roles. Narang Bir-rong also provides carers with opportunities to participate in decisions such as case planning and implementation and developing exit plans, and that carers have their rights upheld.

Ngunya Jarjum Aboriginal Child & Family Network Inc.

Ngunya Jarjum (meaning "all our children") Aboriginal Child and Family Network Inc. is a community based service, which is made up of dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people who are committed to improving services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families throughout the Far North Coast.

Ngurambang Out of Home Care

Ngurambang Out-of-Home Care provides support for Aboriginal children and young people living in care. Ngurambang meaning "special place/home" in Wiradjuri, the service aims to:

  • Provide culturally appropriate support to Aboriginal children and young people in care
  • Support carers
  • Facilitate programs to give children and young people great life experiences
  • Develop relationships with birth families and support families to stay together or restore the family unit.

Ngurambang Incorporated is an Aboriginal community managed organisation established to govern the Ngurambang Out-of-Home Care service. It is supported by a partnership with Uniting.

South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation

The South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation (SMSAC) is the only fully accredited Aboriginal NGO within the Shoalhaven and Far South Coast providing permanency support services. Our support team provides carers with access to ongoing training, scheduled carer meetings, regular reviews, respite care, community activities, service referrals, 24 hour on-call service and other supports as needed. 

Uniting Gaba Yula

The Uniting Gaba Yula PSP provides Foster Care and kinship placements for Aboriginal children and young people between the age of 0-17 that are not able to live at home.  These placements can be either short term, long term or respite care. 

We work alongside foster carers, children and young people and their family to achieve permanence for the child/ young person through restoration to their birth family, guardianship to their kinship or foster carers or long term placements.  We strive to ensure that the child/ young person maintains their cultural connections.  Our carers are supported to provide quality care for the children and young people they care for through regular engagement, training and support from Aboriginal caseworkers.

At Uniting we encourage and consider all people to become carers including people who are single and couples (including LGTBI). We welcome anyone thinking of becoming a foster carer to contact us and allow us the privilege of supporting you to become a carer.

Wandiyali

Aboriginal Children and Young people in the Hunter are in need of quality care, love, affection, a place to call home. 

Being able to let a child feel trust and love again is so rewarding. It’s a privilege to provide and teach that.
There are children out there that need a home, love and a family, can you help?

Wanggaay Koori Out of Home Care Service (in partnership with Anglicare)

Wanggaay Koori Out-of-Home-Care Service supports children and young people (aged 0-17 years) who can no longer live at home with their family and are under the temporary or full time care of the Minister. Our service provides care for children and young people with a variety of needs (from the low level to complex needs) from an Indigenous background and of any gender.

We have three categories of care:

  • Immediate care that is up to six months and supports children to be reunified with the families or transition to permanent carer
  • Permanent care supporting children and young people to achieve permanency through guardianship, or long term care
  • Respite care.

The services are provided within the FACS districts of Murrumbidgee. Wanggaay is a partnership between RivMed and Anglicare NSW South, NSW West and ACT.

Winanga-Li Aboriginal Child and Family Centre

Winanga-Li recognises that all children and young people deserve a safe, respectful, caring and positive environment. Winanga-Li is dedicated to fostering healthy social development in children and young people and will include community members, carers and other professionals as an effective approach to assist in building a positive care environment.

To achieve this vision, Winanga-Li commits to strengthening and sustaining families to be a supportive and nurturing unit, with strong connections to the local community and other support networks.

Winanga-Li is committed to ensuring that children and young people are provided with a physical environment that is safe, comfortable and personalised and that the agency’s carers are supported in providing this environment through training and information sharing.

Winanga-Li will provide on-going monitoring and support the carer to ensure that the children and young person’s needs and rights are being fully met by their physical environment and that their physical environment can and does change as and when the children and young person’s need change.

Woomera Aboriginal Co, Out of Home Care Foster Care Program

Woomera Aboriginal Co Foster Care Services is an inclusive not-for-profit organisation that provides a high quality fostering service that meets the range of needs of children and young people in out-of-home care.

They cover Albury Wodonga and surrounding areas.


My Forever Family NSW refers potential carers to accredited foster care and adoption agencies across NSW.

Wherever possible we refer Aboriginal carers to accredited Aboriginal community-controlled foster care agencies.

If you are interested in becoming a carer and finding out more about agencies near you, contact us.

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