Barnardos Australia's Find-a-Family program finds suitable adoptive families for children who need a new family. We currently have brothers and sisters who desperately need a family to care for them.
If you have ever considered adopting, start your parenting journey with Barnardos. We welcome applications from all single people and couples, including married, defacto and same sex.
Call us today on 1800 663 441 or fill out our adoption enquiry form.
We hold regular adoption information nights - find one in your local area.
At the moment we are struggling to find suitable homes for the following groups of siblings and several boys aged 5-8 years old;
- Sally, five months
- Kent, two years
- Tilly, three years
- Laura, two and a half years
- John, three and a half years
- Jack, eight years
- Abby, three years
- Peter, four years
- Frank, six years
These children have experienced a lot in their short lives and it's crucial we keep them together. The children need to be placed with permanent carers who will proceed to adoption. You will need to have a lot of time, energy, and the capacity to care for them, and of course lots of love to give them too!
Could you be the forever family for one of these sibling groups?
Please call 1800 663 441 for further information. We also offer our carers extensive training and 24 hr support.
Bethany and Chelsea
Bethany, eight years
Chelsea, eight years
Barnardos Find-a-Family is urgently seeking a permanent family for eight year old twin girls Bethany and Chelsea in the Newcastle/Hunter areas.
Bethany is kind and caring and at times can be protective of her sister. At school she is on par academically and enjoys positive friendships. Bethany enjoys art and craft activities, dancing and various outdoor activities. She has an inquisitive mind who finds it important to make sense of the world around her.
Chelsea is also kind and caring. She enjoys various outdoor activities but also enjoys art and craft activities. She is performing well academically and her favourite subject is reading. She enjoys having friends but equally enjoys time on her own.
Bethany and Chelsea have experienced a lot in their lives and it's crucial we keep them together. The sisters need to be placed with permanent carers who will proceed to adoption. They need parents who will be loving and supportive to work through the challenges that may arise as the girls grow. They would also need to support the girls with birth family contact.
Sarah, five years
Barnardos Find-a-Family program urgently needs an adoptive family for Sarah.
She enjoys lots of creative activities and adventurous outings. You will get to enjoy Sarah’s wonderful sense of humour and her kind and caring nature. She absolutely loves animals!
Sarah needs parents who are patient and resourceful, with a strong support network. She will thrive with lots of one on one attention, consistent routine and boundaries.
Tara and Zara
Tara, five years
Zara, four years
Barnardos Find-a-Family is urgently seeking an adoptive family for five year old Tara and 4 year old Zara.
Almost six years old, Tara is an independent little girl who loves music and singing. Tara enjoys gymnastics and swimming and with encouragement will try anything. Zara is a typical independent four year old who is very social. Zara is a chatterbox and talks all the time.
Both Tara and Zara love cuddles and are well mannered with others. They are lots of fun to be around.
Tara and Zara have experienced a lot in their short lives and it’s crucial we keep them together. The sisters need to be placed with permanent carers who will proceed to adoption. They need parents who will be loving and supportive as the girls grow. They would also need to be patient and have time and energy to spend with the girls. With lots of one on one attention and consistent routines and boundaries, these sisters will respond and thrive.
Mitch, Jack and Jerome
Mitch, six years
Jack, two years
Jerome, eight months
Barnardos Find-a-Family is urgently seeking a forever family for three young brothers - Mitch, Jack and Jerome - in the Blue Mountains, Penrith and Blacktown areas.
Six year old Mitch is well mannered, caring and kind; he loves his little brothers and is very protective of them. At school he is on par academically and is also very popular with his peers. Mitch enjoys drawing and with encouragement he will try anything! Jack is a typical two year old independent toddler and is is very social. Jerome is a 'text book' baby - he eats, sleeps and plays! Jerome is a delight to be around and a very settled baby who loves to have a cuddle.
Mitch, Jack and Jerome have experienced a lot in their short lives and it's crucial we keep them together. The brothers need to be placed with permanent carers who will proceed to adoption. They need parents who will be loving and supportive to work through the challenges that may arise as the boys grow. They would also need to support the boys with birth family contact.
Jordan, 6 years
Jordan is six years old and has experienced a lot of upheaval in his short life and needs parents who are prepared to not give up on him and provide him with the support he needs.
He needs carers who are patient and supportive and able to work through challenges that may arise. His new parents also need to be supportive in keeping him connected to his birth family.
Jordan is just a typical young kid who loves the same things that all active boys enjoy, like playing games and walking the dog.
Jack, 8 years
Jack, eight years old urgently needs a permanent family.
He is a creative, active and intelligent boy who needs a two parent family who can set clear boundaries, provide consistency and be committed to supporting his range of needs. You will get to enjoy Jack's wonderful sense of humour and hunt for lizards in the garden with him.
To enquire about adoption with Barnardos Australia please call our carer enquiry number 1800 663 441
or fill out our adoption enquiry form.
* Please note: Names changed and models used to protect privacy.