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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Keira in the Newcastle area
Keira is a 14 year old girl, currently living in the Newcastle area. Recently, she has had unsuitable care and is in need of a more permanent arrangement. She loves animals, especially dogs, and is growing into a very artistic young woman through her hobbies in art and drawing. She enjoys spending time with friends during and after school hours.

Keira has experienced significantly adverse life events, and is in need of someone who can provide her with support to address her mental health, including attending appointments. As Keira’s carer, you will provide her with guidance, encouragement and help develop her confidence in building positive relationships with others.
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Lilly in New England
Lilly is an 11 year old girl currently living in the Tamworth Area. Lilly is looking for a home within the New England region so she can maintain a connection to family. Lilly is a vibrant and energetic little girl who loves dance, eisteddfods and performing. Lilly is also enjoys spending time outdoors and riding horses.

We are looking for a very specific foster carer(s) who are able to provide Lilly with the love and attention she needs. Lilly will thrive with a female carer(s) in a household with no other children. The ideal carer(s) will have an understanding of trauma informed care, access to their own transport and have a flexible schedule. Same sex couples are encouraged to apply.
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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.

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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