Welcome to the Regional Adoption and Fostering Service
We recruit and support foster carers and adopters in partnership with the five Health and Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland (Belfast, Northern, South Eastern, Southern, Western). We are committed to providing learning and development opportunities for all our foster carers and adopters.

  • Could YOU foster an unaccompanied child / young person?

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  • ‘Foster care gave me a future’

    Congratulations to Hollie George who has received The Fostering Network Northern Ireland’s inaugural President’s Award 2019.

  • Could YOU foster?

    The drive to recruit foster carers in the five Health and Social Care Trusts for children and young people continues; "don't rule yourself out".

  • Tracing & Contacting Birth Relatives

    Adopted Adults over 18 can access their birth records and add their details to the Contact register. Click image to find out more.

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.

Regional Emergency Social Work Service: Telephone 028 9504 999

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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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