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.

  • Could YOU foster an adolescent?

    The South Eastern Trust are recruiting foster carers to look after young people between the ages of 12 – 18.

  • 16 - 24 years old & unemployed?

    Read more about the exciting work placement opportunities with South Eastern Trust for 16 – 24 year olds.

  • Regional Emergency Social Work Service

    Out of Hours Social Workers can now be contacted, in emergencies only, on one central telephone number (028) 9504 9999.

  • Could YOU foster a young person?

    The Western Health and Social Care Trust are recruiting foster carers to look after young people aged 11–18

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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