Tragically, there are many children and young people in our community who are unable to live with their families through no fault of their own.

We are looking for foster carers on the Central Coast, Northern Beaches,
Greater North Shore and Northern Sydney areas.

CatholicCare is seeking families to provide essential support, care and stability for children and young people affected by family breakdown, to enable them to recover and thrive. Through our suite of services, and the dedication of our specialist support teams and foster carers, we are transforming the lives of children and young people to create positive futures.

Our priority is to ensure these children and young people have a safe, stable home. If you are interested in knowing more about fostering a child or young person, please contact us or download our brochure here.

CatholicCare Foster Care
P: (02) 4320 7777



Little Lucy was born last week but Mum and Dad can’t take her home as they are struggling with stable housing, domestic violence and alcohol addiction. Baby Lucy can’t stay in the hospital due to COVID straining the system. She needs a safe place to go to once she is discharged. She needs a family who can love her for at least for a year or two but likely even longer if her parents can’t overcome their addictions. Lucy deserves a good start to life and a loving home. Can you help? Please visit or call (02) 4320 7777.

*Name and photo have been changed to protect the privacy of the child.



Stacey has been placed with people all over the country. She is a bundle of energy and needs a lot of one-on-one attention so can wear her foster carers out. Although Stacey is 10 she has developmental delays due to past trauma which puts her closer to 6 years of age. Due to her high needs we have found it difficult to find a family to support and care for her. She has been living with paid workers but desperately craves a loving family which is totally understandable. Stacey is a challenge but if you can help you would be provided with training, supported by a team of specialists and a dedicated case manager. Please don’t let Stacey fall through the cracks due to no fault of her own. Can you help?

*Name and photo have been changed to protect the privacy of the child.



Kim (aged 9) and Adrian (aged 4) are two brothers in urgent need of a stable home. Their parents have disappeared and may have left the country due to pending criminal charges. Kim and Adrian have no family in Australia to take them in. These little boys are scared and confused. They don’t know where they will end up once their emergency placement comes to an end. Kim loves all things mechanical and is very clever for his age. He is very protective of his little brother. He is worried they might be separated. Adrian loves his preschool and is a good eater. These boys need a long term forever home and a loving family who are culturally sensitive. Can you help?

*Names and photos have been changed to protect the privacy of the children.



Tracey has been a carer for Lance and Blake aged 10 and 12 for the last five years. She been putting off important medical treatment because there is nowhere for the boys to go whilst she recovers. They love Tracey and think of her as Mum so they want her to get treatment sooner rather than later. Tracey needs someone who can provide respite care and have the boys one weekend a month on an ongoing basis. Can you help? The boys loves their devices but also enjoy outdoor activities. They haven’t been out on a day activity for a while because Tracey has struggled with her health. Can you help?

*Names and photos have been changed to protect the privacy of the children.



Michael lives with his dad. It’s been tough in their house ever since Mum died 6 months ago. Last night, Michael’s Dad reached out for help as he was in a dark place and needed an immediate inpatient mental health treatment. He is only 8 and very confused and frightened. He spent last night with the hospital social worker. Michael needs somewhere to sleep tonight and for a few weeks while his Dad improves or until we can locate extended family. He needs an understanding family who will support him during this difficult time. Can you provide short-term support?

*Name and photo have been changed to protect the privacy of the child.

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