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.

  • Could YOU foster?

    The five Health and Social Care Trusts are recruiting foster carers for children and young people of all ages.

  • Fostering in a Digital World Safeguarding app

    The Regional app - a valuable resource for all foster carers. Click the image for details on how to download.

  • Mobile Apps

    Mobile Apps are useful tools for delivering training and enhancing learning in a flexible, efficient way. Click image for a range of useful apps.

  • Kinship Foster Care Resource

    An informative, digital guide to kinship foster care.

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

Click title to access all you need to know about kinship foster care.

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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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