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.

  • Give babies the start in life they deserve

    If you enjoy caring for babies, have bundles of energy and are home during the day, you could be what we are looking for.

  • 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.

  • Fee-paid Specialist Fostering Schemes

    We are recruiting carers for young people with challenging behaviours & complex needs.

  • Upcoming Training Course

    This workshop looks at the impact of sudden or traumatic loss on a child/young person when a parent or significant other dies.

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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