WELCOME to Health and Social Care (HSC) Adoption & Fostering.

We recruit and support foster carers and adopters across the five HSC Trusts in Northern Ireland. We are committed to providing learning and development opportunities for all our foster carers and adopters.

  • Happy Christmas!

    We offer sincere thanks to all our foster carers and adopters who care for children every day and provide them with a safe and nurturing family.

  • Online Training for Foster Carers

    We offer a range of training courses to complete at your own pace and at a time that suits you.

  • Regional Emergency Social Work Service

    An emergency out of hours Social Work Service for the population of Northern Ireland

  • Foster care & HMRC

    For those thinking of fostering or already fostering and wanting to clarify their tax position with HMRC.

More info »Fostering

Fostering provides children / young people who cannot live with their own families with an alternative home where they can feel valued, respected and cared for. Could you foster?

More info »Adoption

Adoption is a legal process which provides children who cannot be brought up by their own parents with a new permanent family. Adopters may or may not have birth children. Could you adopt?

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HSC Adoption & Fostering

Laura & Mark

foster carers

As a family we have gained more from fostering than we ever thought possible.

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HSC Adoption & Fostering

Barry and Nicola


We are thrilled we extended our family and became parents again through adoption.

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