Chapter 10 – Pregnancy Options


Foster care involves a child being looked after by someone else with government support. There are different types of foster care including:

Temporary Foster Care: This can be used while the birth parent/s resolve accommodation, financial or personal problems. During voluntary care (i.e. not ordered by the Court) the birth parent/s remain the child’s guardian and can see the child. Temporary care is usually limited to several weeks. Long Term Foster Care: If a child is in long-term foster care, the birth parents lose legal guardianship and/or custody, but remain the child’s legal parent/s. The Court might not agree it is in the child’s best interests to be returned to the birth parent/s even if they request this.

More information about adoption and fostering

Adoption and Permanent Care Services on 02 9716 3003 or email: Adoption process and alternative, see Community & Family Services website. Adoption and the agencies responsible in other states, see Children by Choice website. ... Buy now