Becoming a foster carer

Foster Care for Children and Young People

We provide safe homes for some of the 21,000 children and young people in NSW who can’t live at home with their families.

We place children's needs first, and understand that no two kids are the same. Some kids need care for a few days, others for months. Others stay in care up until they turn 18.

We welcome foster carers from all walks of life. They can be single or in a relationship, gay or straight, and working, studying or retired. They may or may not have children of their own. As long as you're over 21 and have space for a child in your home (usually a spare room), you can apply to be a foster carer and transform a child's life.

Right now we're looking for foster carers in Sydney and the Blue Mountains. All foster carers receive financial assistance and ongoing training, and support is available 24/7. Register your interest and we’ll get in touch with more information.

To find out more and register your interest please fill in the registration form.

Fostering Young Lives Information Pack

Thinking about becoming a foster carer? Let our information pack walk you through the process.

Fostering Young Lives Information Pack
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