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.

  • Foster Care Fortnight 2014

    12th - 22nd May is Foster Care Fortnight. Please contact us to find out more about becoming a foster carer for your local Trust.

  • National Trust passes still up for grabs!

    Don't miss your opportunity to claim additional free National Trust passes. All current passes will expire on 30 May 2014.

  • New training apps

    Essential info at your fingertips. 2 new free apps now available to download: Understanding child development (0-6 years) & Baby and Child First Aid.

  • Regional Emergency Social Work Service

    Provides an emergency out of hours social work service to the population of NI including adopters and foster carers

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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