Taking that first step towards anything new can be daunting, that's why we're holding adoption and foster care information sessions to give you more information about adoption or becoming a foster carer with Barnardos.

Intake foster care, information session - NSW

The Barnardos Find-a-Family Program's are holding free information sessions to help you understand more about becoming an intake foster carer.

Intake Carers provide short-term care for children whilst Barnardos sources a permanent family for them. This type of foster care can last from six months to two years.

Come along to an information evening with Barnardos to learn more about how you can help a child/ren reach their full potential.

Supper included.

Ashfield

When: Tuesday, 25th July 2017 from 7 – 8.30pm 
Where: Level 4, 2-4 Holden St, Ashfield 
RSVP:  02 8596 5000 or email fsargeant@barnardos.org.au

St Marys

When: Tuesday, 25th July 2017 from 6 – 8pm 
Where:  Suite 2, 106 Queen St, St Marys 
RSVP:  02 9833 8877 or email msmith@barnardos.org.au



General foster care information sessions - NSW

The Barnardos Find-a-Family Program's are holding free information sessions to help you understand more about fostering a child.

Come along to find out more - we would love to meet you!

Topics for discussion will include:

  • What is foster care?
  • Steps to becoming a foster carer
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Support and training
  • Hear from families who have fostered


Gosford

When: Thursday, 10th August 2017 from 6.30 – 8.30pm 
Where: Suite 2 Park Plaza, 131-135 Henry Parry Drive, Gosford
RSVP: 02 4324 9411 or email snash@barnardos.org.au



Illawarra

When: Wednesday, 18 October 2017 from 6 – 8 pm
Where: 21 Addison Street Shellharbour 
RSVP: 02 4297 0670 or email adminillawarra@barnardos.org.au 

When: Wednesday, 22 November 2017 from 6 – 8 pm
Where: Shoalhaven Arts Centre, 12 Berry St, Nowra NSW 2541
RSVP: 02 4297 0670 or email adminillawarra@barnardos.org.au 


Western Sydney

When: Tuesday, 10 October 2017 from 6 – 8 pm
Where: HJ Daley Library, 1 Hurley St, Campbelltown
RSVP: 02 9833 8877 OR email msmith@barnardos.org.au


Ashfield

Foster Care Information Evening (permanent foster care, intake foster care, respite care)
When: Wednesday, 6 September 2017 from 7 – 8.30 pm
Where: Level 4, 2-4 Holden St Ashfield
RSVP: aweeks@barnardos.org.au 8596 500





Adoption information sessions - NSW

The Barnardos Find-a-Family Programs are holding a free information session to help you understand more about adopting a child/children who are unable to live with their birth family.

Topics for discussion will include:

  • What is foster care & open adoption?
  • Steps to becoming an adoptive parent
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Support and training
  • Hear from families who have adopted

Central Coast

When: Thursday, 12 October 2017 from 6.30 - 8.30 pm
Where: 131-135 Henry Parry Drive, Gosford NSW 2239
RSVP: Sandra Nash on 02 4324 9411 or email snash@barnardos.org.au


Hunter 

When:   Thursday, 7 September 2017 from 6.30 - 8.30 pm
             Thursday, 9 November 2017 from 6.30 - 8.30 pm
Where: Suite 2, Level 2, OTP House, 10 Bradford Close, Kotara NSW 2289
RSVP: Karen Sullivan at 02 4908 3200 or email ksullivan@barnardos.org.au


St Marys - Blue Mountains

When: September (Date TBC) 
Where: TBC
RSVP: 02 9833 8877 OR email msmith@barnardos.org.au


Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

We also hold regular information nights in the ACT. For more information please visit ACT Together.




Foster carers make a difference

Foster carers can play a vital role in the lives of children who have been through hardship in their lives. They can provide a stable and safe home for a child that desperately  needs one.

Barnardos Australia understands that the process of becoming a foster carer can be complicated and daunting. To help you make a decision about becoming a foster carer we hold regular foster carer information sessions around NSW and the ACT. These information sessions provide an opportunity to learn more about the different types of foster care, the skills and commitment that foster carers need, and the help and support that is provided by Barnardos.

To find a session near you please keep checking this page or call our foster carer enquiry line on 1800 663 441.

For more information please visit our Become a Carer pages.

ksullivan@barnardos.org.au