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 2015

    Click here to find out who is this year's winner of the 2015 Foster Carer of the Year

  • The More You Know The More You See

    Child Sexual Exploitation ... Can you recognise the signs?

  • Home on Time

    An innovative concurrent care scheme which aims to speed up the process for young looked after children to return home to their parents, or to be adopted by their carers.

  • 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?

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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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