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Foster Care

Foster carers provide safe homes for children who can no longer live with their birth family. 

By being a foster carer, you can change the trajectory of a child’s life for the better. It's also an experience that enriches the lives of the carer's family.

Here's our comprehensive collection of information about foster care and how you can become a carer.


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Foster Care for Children in Need

When children cannot stay with their birth families for any reason, foster care can provide a safe, stable, nurturing environment to support children to thrive.

Why foster with us

Why Foster with Family Spirit?

The passionate families who provide foster care know that taking a child into their lives enriches the whole family and provides security and comfort to children in need.

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Support and Training for Carers

We provide support and training for carers in their efforts to help children in their care to grow and thrive.

Work with us

Can I Be a Foster Carer?

Read our FAQs on becoming a foster carer with Family Spirit.

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Application Process

The assessment to become a foster carer is made on an individual basis understanding that all situations are not the same.

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Foster to Adoption

We support carers in providing long-term care for children and are one of a few NSW agencies dual accredited for foster-to-adoption services.

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Information Sessions

For more information about Family Spirit, foster care and adoption please attend one of our information sessions.

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Carer's Stories

Read and watch videos featuring stories from and about some of our foster carers.