There are nearly 20,000 children in New South Wales in need of a loving home

By providing a safe, nurturing and stable family environment, you can help turn around the life of a vulnerable child or young person.

Whether you are giving a child a permanent home or stepping in to help in a crisis, being a foster carer is a hugely rewarding and life-changing experience.

Government reforms focus on providing permanent homes

Recent government reforms in NSW have changed the landscape of out-of-home care. These reforms mean it’s now more possible for people to provide a stable forever home for children and young people in need through permanent foster care arrangements or adoption.

Deciding to foster

We understand the decision to foster or adopt is a big one. You’ll first need to talk about it with the people close to you. The next step is to contact the Challenge Foster Care team to 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 case worker and the Challenge team. 

Are you ready to become a foster carer? 

Start the application process

Need more information to become a foster carer?

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