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 2016

    National Adoption Week 2016 runs from 17th October to 23rd October.

  • Watch our new TV ad here

    People from all walks of life do foster. Don't rule yourself out. Our TV ad will run from 19 Sept - 9 Oct on UTV and Channel 4

  • 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.

News & EventsNews & Events


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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