Established in 2008, Narang Bir-rong Aboriginal Corporation’s mission is to provide culturally and spiritually stable homes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and their families.
Throughout NSW, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people account for roughly 40% of the children in foster care, yet most do not receive support from a culturally appropriate organisation.
Narang Bir-rong, meaning ‘little stars’, is committed to supporting the emerging generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by honouring connections to community, family, culture and land.
Through our Family Preservation, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foster Care and Foster Care Support Programs, our mission is to nurture the cultural identity and connection of our children, young people and their families.
Wherever possible, we provide carers and support workers who identify as belonging to the same community or language group as the child, young person or family. Learn more about our values and mission.
Empowering through education
The care and support we provide have a focus on empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people, families and the wider community through education.
Our Family Preservation program helps build strong and safe families by providing resources and support that educates and empowers parents and children. By building on their strengths, creating confidence in their own abilities and improving their competence, we enable many families to remain safely together, or to reunite through restoration.
While family preservation is the goal of all the work we do, sometimes children and young people require out-of-home care to meet their social, emotional and behavioural needs.
Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foster Care Program is committed to keeping kids safe by placing them in care situations that are appropriately matched to support their identity and self-esteem. Learn more about our Foster Care Programs.
Becoming a Foster Carer
Becoming a foster carer is not something you will undertake alone. All our carers receive in-depth training and continued 24/7 foster care support.
We like to think of foster families as part of a larger NBAC foster family, where we all work together, promoting a sense of belonging and community.
We encourage people from all walks of life to apply to become foster carers. Carers must have an understanding of Aboriginal culture, child development, trauma, behaviour management, attachment and grief and loss. Learn more about becoming a foster carer.
Consistent and Compassionate
We are passionate about providing consistent and compassionate care to the children, young people, families and carers in our community, and we will continue to show up for those of our mob who need it, for as long as they need it.
Our work is part of who we are, and our team of highly skilled caseworkers, support workers, program managers and support staff are committed to breaking the cycle. By providing the highest standard of family-based care, best-practice casework and specialist support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people, families and carers, we achieve the best outcomes for our community. Learn more about our team.
We believe in the power of community, and your support is so important to our work here at Narang Bir-rong Aboriginal Corporation. As a registered non-profit organisation, there are many ways you can support our organisation and contribute to our cause. Learn more about donating, partnering or volunteering.
Our Foster Care Stories
Sharing the stories of our foster carers allows us to tell you about the real impact our community has. The patience, compassion and perseverance of our carers are truly inspiring, and show how we can bring tangible and positive change to the lives of children and young people in our care.
Bree and Justin
With three adult children of their own, Bree and Justin felt like they had more to give as parents. Raising their own biological children was just the start. By becoming foster carers they committed to helping as many children as they could.Read more
An extended family
Julie and Dean
Becoming foster carers had been on Julie and Dean’s mind for some time, but life had always got in the way. When they were in their 50s, they decided that it was the right time to open their home and provide a safe environment to kids who needed it.Read more
A carer by nature
At a crossroads in her life, Dianna was deciding what to do next when her friend suggested she become a foster carer as she had always been such a wonderful mother. This simple conversation gave her the courage to become a foster carer.Read more