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.

Contact a fostering agency

  • Aboriginal Family Support Services (AFSS)

    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)

  • ac.care

    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

  • Anglicare SA

    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

  • Centacare Catholic Family Services Country 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

  • Key Assets

    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

  • Life Without Barriers

    For

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

    Phone

    Adelaide - 8415 6900

    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

  • Lutheran Community Care

    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

  • Uniting Country SA

    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

  • Time for Kids Inc.

    For

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

    Phone

    8440 8500

    Coverage

    Adelaide Metro
    Adelaide Hills
    Barossa, Light & Lower North

    Website: Time for Kids Inc.

Contact a specialist agency

  • Centacare

    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

  • Uniting Communities Foster Care

    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

  • Key Assets

    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

  • Life Without Barriers

    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 - 8415 6900

    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?