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.

  • 'Til I Grow Up

    BHSCT & SEHSCT are holding an event which will inform members of the public about the need for families for a number of children until they reach adulthood; further details here.

  • Could YOU foster?

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

  • New Kinship Foster Care Resource

    An informative, digital guide to kinship foster care.

  • Mobile Apps

    Mobile Apps are useful tools for delivering training and enhancing learning in a flexible, efficient way. Click here for a range of useful apps.

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

This resource has been developed for kinship foster carers or those who are about to embark on the journey.

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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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