There are nearly 20,000 children in New South Wales in need of a loving home

By providing a safe, nurturing and stable family environment, you can help turn around the life of a vulnerable child or young person.

Whether you are giving a child a permanent home or stepping in to help in a crisis, being a foster carer is a hugely rewarding and life-changing experience.

Why Challenge?

Challenge Foster Care has a focus on the human connection, on relationships and on people. In the same way that the Out of Home Care Standards look to ensure children and young people in foster care experience a sense of belonging and identity, connection to community and participation in decisions, so too does Challenge apply these standards to our work with carers.

To Challenge staff, our carers as integral to a child’s care team; supporting a sense of genuine partnership and belonging. Challenge connects carers to a range of community supports and seeks authentic participation in decisions relating to the care needs of children.

We acknowledge the work of a foster carer is unique. People who choose to support children and young people in foster care are special individuals who deserve special attention.

Deciding to foster

We understand the decision to foster or adopt is a big one. You’ll first need to talk about it with the people close to you. The next step is to contact the Challenge Foster Care team to discuss your situation and your suitability as a foster carer. Once you become a carer you’ll be supported all the way by a dedicated case worker and the Challenge team. 

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