Family Services
Adoption and Permanent Care

Provide permanent care to a child in need.

A permanent home is crucial for children and young people in out-of-home care to thrive.

Adoption and permanent care

Provide a stable home for a child in need.

Sometimes, for different reasons, children are no longer able to live with their birth families.

Our Permanent Care Program looks after children up to the age of 12 years who are unable to live with their family and need a permanent home. 

Babies under 12 months of age who have special needs and who are relinquished for adoption are placed through the Permanent Care program rather than adoption.

Permanent care gives children and young people a stable environment to grow up.

However, more than this, it gives them relationships for life, which are permanent, secure and nurturing.

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Be there for a child in need.

If you are interested in becoming a permanent carer, we’d love to hear from you.

Call us on
(03) 9192 8100