Fostering a child

Foster care is for children who cannot live with their own families. They can enter care for many reasons and at any age.

Foster carers temporarily take on the responsibilities of a parent to provide a child with a secure family environment. 

This may be until a child can return to their family or until a permanent placement for them is found. 

This is a guide for people in NSW who are thinking about fostering a child. It can help you:

What you need to know before becoming a foster carer

How to become a foster carer

Get help with costs

Check if you're eligible for: 

Health care costs

Transport costs

Get support