Foster Carers Needed

There are thousands of children and young people aged 0-17 in the New South Wales out-of-home care system needing a loving home. And while there are many caring individuals and families opening up their homes and lives to foster children, there remains an ongoing need for more carers.

We understand the decision to foster 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 caseworker and the Challenge team. 

We urgently need dedicated people to provide care to children currently in motels and in need of a safe a nurturing home.

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Ethan on the Central Coast
Ethan is a 10 year old boy, who is currently living with support staff in supported accommodation on the Central Coast. If you have room in your heart, and your home for Ethan, please contact us as soon as possible.

Ethan loves all things sport and just being generally active. He enjoys watching NRL and is a big Roosters fan. Not only does is love soccer, he is a talented player, and trains twice a week with his local team.

We are looking for carers who can provide a stable home and assistance with managing his ADHD. Ethan’s carers will need to understand trauma informed care or are willing to learn techniques to best support Ethan to manage his behavioural disorders.
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Jared in Hunter/Central Coast
Jared is a 9 year old Aboriginal boy who is currently living with support staff in supported accommodation. He is looking for a home in the Central Coast, Hunter and Upper Hunter or Newcastle regions. If you have room in your heart, and your home for Jared, please contact us as soon as possible.

Like most 9 year old boys, Jared loves playing video games.

We are looking for foster carers who can help him remain connected to his community and culture, as well as provide Jared with a structured routine, strong boundaries and above all, patience and understanding. He would be best suited to a home with no other children or animals so he can focus on regaining structure in his life.
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Jenny and Tina from Sydney
Jenny is a teacher and foster carer for Tina that shares her interests, and together they enjoy the outdoors, cooking and meeting new people.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Jenny also helps Tina to keep in touch with her siblings and family via video calls.

We are looking for foster carers like Jenny with experience in trauma, who love the outdoors and live within the Sydney region to mentor this young person to become a confident adult.
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Cooper in Central Coast Region
Cooper is an active 11-year-old boy that enjoys bike riding, going to the beach, swimming, bush walks and camping. He currently attends school for half an hour Monday-Friday. He will require carers that can provide transport and care each day.

Cooper has been diagnosed with Autism, ADHD and a mild intellectual disorder, therefore, he would be best suited to a family with no other children or pets. We need carers that reside in the Central Coast region who enjoy similar activities and are experienced and knowledgeable with his conditions.
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Siblings in Parkes
Ben, Lilly, Tim, and Sam are urgently seeking someone who can help them remain connected to their community and culture to keep their identity strong and alive.

From the athlete to the story-teller, these children will bring personality to any home.

Whilst all children enjoy being active, either outside or playing group sports, they also enjoy alone time and will thrive with a supportive carer who is prepared to spend one-on-one time with them.

Challenge Foster Care is seeking someone who has an understanding of the importance of family and community connections and can provide a stable and supportive environment for these children.

Please contact us if you feel you can help to provide young people in Out Of Home Care with hope and a stable home please email our team on

Alternatively, you can fill out our online enquiry form below to find out more.

* Names changed and models used to protect privacy.

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About Challenge Community Services

Over 60 years ago we were a small band of parents and friends seeking support services for our children with disability. Today, Challenge has grown to be one of the largest community support services in New South Wales. We provide support to over 2500 people from Albury to Lismore, Sydney, Dubbo, Tamworth and beyond. With over 900 staff, more than 90 of which have a disability, we strive to comply with and exceed all standards required under State and Federal Acts.
In the spirit of Reconciliation, Challenge Community Services acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this country, and their connection to land, water and community. We pay our respect to them, their cultures and customs, and to Elders both past and present.
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