Foster care agencies recruit, assess and train foster carers.

Once a foster care household becomes approved, the foster care agency provides support and ongoing training to the carer, and matches the carer with children who need their care.

Foster care information sessions provide further details about becoming a foster carer.

You can also take our foster care quiz.

Contact a fostering agency

For

All ages, Aboriginal children
Emergency care
Respite care
Short term care
Long term care

Phone

Adelaide - 8205 1500
Pt Augusta - 8641 0907
Pt Lincoln - 8683 1909
Coober Pedy - 8672 3066
Ceduna - 8625 3466

Coverage

Adelaide Metro
Barossa, Light and Lower North
Adelaide Hills
Eyre and Western
Yorke and Mid North, Far North

Website: Aboriginal Family Support Services (AFSS)

For

All ages, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children
Emergency care
Respite care
Short term care
Long term care

Phone

Mt Gambier - 8724 5400
Murray Bridge - 8531 4900
Berri - 8580 5300

Coverage

Limestone Coast
Adelaide Hills
Murray and Mallee
Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island

Website: ac.care

General family based foster care for

All ages of children and young people
Emergency care
Respite care
Short term care
Long term care

Therapeutic Family based foster care for

All ages of children and young people
Respite care
Long term care

Phone

Adelaide - 8131 3456

Coverage

Adelaide Metro
Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
Barossa, Light and Lower North
Adelaide Hills

Website: Anglicare SA

For

All ages, non-Aboriginal children
Emergency care
Respite care
Short term care
Long term care

Phone

Ceduna - 8625 3810
Whyalla - 8640 4900
Pt Lincoln - 8683 0733

Coverage

Eyre and Western Region

Website: Centacare Catholic Family Services Country SA

For

All ages of children and young people
Short term care
Long term care

Phone

Adelaide - 8203 5700
Email: fostercare@junctionaustralia.org.au

Coverage

Adelaide Metro

Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island

Website: https://bethereforme.org.au/

For

Children of all ages
Respite care
Long term care
Short term care

Phone

Adelaide: 8274 5900

Coverage

Adelaide Metro
Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
Barossa, Light and Lower North Adelaide Hills
Yorke and Mid North

Website: Key Assets

For

Children of all ages
Respite care
Long term care
Short term care

Phone

Adelaide - 8193 9400

Coverage

Adelaide Metro
Barossa, Light and Lower North
Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
Adelaide Hills
Murray and Mallee
Yorke Peninsula
Limestone Coast

Website: Life Without Barriers

For

Children of all ages
Emergency care
Respite care
Short term care
Long term care

Phone

Adelaide - 8337 8787

Coverage

Adelaide Metro
Barossa, Light & Lower North
Adelaide Hills

Website: Lutheran Community Care

For

All ages, non-Aboriginal children
Emergency care
Respite care
Short term care
Long term care

Phone

8633 9023

Coverage

Yorke and Mid North
Far North Regions

Website: Uniting Country SA

Contact a respite-only foster care agency

For

Respite care for all ages of children and young people who live with kinship carers.

Phone

8245 8100

Coverage

Adelaide Metro
Adelaide Hills
Barossa, Light & Lower North

Website: Time for Kids Inc.

Contact a specialist agency

For

Family based foster care for children and young people of all ages.
Short term carers will work as part of a team to reunify children with their family. 
Respite and Long term carers are also needed.

Phone

8159 1400

Coverage

Adelaide Metro
Adelaide Hills
Barossa, Light & Lower North

Website: Centacare

For

Therapeutic family based foster care for children and young people with high or complex behavioural or disability related needs
Respite care
Long term care

Phone

Adelaide - 8202 5190

Coverage

Adelaide Metro

Website: Uniting Communities Foster Care

For

Therapeutic Family based foster care for 2 to 17 year olds with high or complex needs
Short term care
Respite care
Long term care

Phone

Adelaide - 8274 5900

Coverage

Adelaide Metro
Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
Barossa, Light and Lower North Adelaide Hills
Yorke and Mid North

Website: Key Assets

For

Therapeutic family based foster care for all ages of children and young people with high or complex behavioural, or disability related needs
Respite care
Long term care
Short term care

Phone

Adelaide - 8193 9400

Coverage

Adelaide Metro
Barossa, Light and Lower North
Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
Adelaide Hills
Murray and Mallee
Yorke Peninsula
Limestone Coast

Website: Life Without Barriers

Contact

Foster Care Services

Phone: 1300 2 FOSTER (1300 2 367 837)

Related links

Who can be a foster carer?