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 Carer of the Year Awards 2017

    Congratulations to the winners of the Foster Carer of Year Awards 2017. Click to see photos from the night.

  • Foster Care Fortnight 2017

    Proud to co-host the launch of Foster Care Fortnight 2017 with The Fostering Network NI #FCF17.

  • Events during Foster Care Fortnight 2017

    Check out events in your local Trust during Foster Care Fortnight #FCF17 #ProudtoFoster

  • Love Always Leaves a Legacy

    Dr Suzanne Zeedyk is a research scientist fascinated by babies’ innate capacity to connect. Further details on the Seminar can be found here.

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


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

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