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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.


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.


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.

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Can I Be a Foster Carer?

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


Application Process

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


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.


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.