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.

  • National Adoption Week - 16 October

    National adoption week 2017 commences 16 October; click image for details of up coming events.

  • Fee Paid Foster Carers required - SEHSCT area

    For further information drop-in sessions have been arranged, click image for details.

  • Foster Carer Finance

    Confused by tax and national insurance for foster carers? Check out our online details for some guidance.

  • Could YOU foster?

    The five Health and Social Care Trusts are recruiting foster carers for children and young people of all ages.

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?

Kinship Foster Care

Click title to access all you need to know about kinship foster care.

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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

adopters

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

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