Fostering in Wales

Help transform a life

If you live in Wales and are interested in fostering a child, we're here to help. We cover all areas in Wales including Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, Vale of Glamorgan and Wrexham.

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You don’t need to be perfect to be a foster parent, you don’t need to be a brilliant teacher or speak five languages, you just need to help a child feel safe and noticed, that’s all it takes. They just want you.

Bridget, foster parent, Wales

We need foster parents now more than ever in Wales, ordinary people who may not realise they have the extraordinary power to change a child’s life and give them the chance of a brighter future.

Barnardo’s has been providing adoption and fostering support for more than 100 years, so we have all the knowledge and experience to help you take those first steps to changing both a child’s life and your own.

As a charity we exist for the good of children, not for profit, in fact we are the largest not for profit fostering and adopting agency in the UK, so you know you will be in the best of hands now and in the future.

Welsh Government is committed to removing profit from care by 2027 so if you are currently with a profit making, independent fostering agency and wish to transfer to us, we can help make that as easy as possible at any time.

We cover all parts of Wales, provide you with the training you need and 24/7 access to a specialist social worker. You will receive a generous financial package and you will get a warm welcome and lots of support from our diverse group of existing foster parents who will be happy to share their experiences with you. Read more about what we can offer you.

Best of all you will have chance to unlock your hidden superpowers – and transform a child’s life.

    Get in touch

    We can talk you through the fostering process and answer all your questions.

    • fill in our simple enquiry form below
    • email us at [email protected] 
    • call us on 02920 484316
    • visit our Facebook page
    • write to us at:
      Barnardo’s Cymru Adoption and Fostering Services
      Britannia House
      Van Road
      CF83 8GG
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      Foster a child

      There are many different reasons why families start to foster but they all wish to make a difference to the lives of children and young people in care.

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      Why foster with Barnardo's?

      We are passionate about changing the lives of children and young people. With generous financial support and expertise we can help you change lives by becoming a foster carer.

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      Further reading

      Our statement of purpose gives you detailed information about Barnardo's Cymru Adoption and Fostering Service, and how we achieve good outcomes for the children in our care.