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Every child who cannot live permanently with their birth parents deserves to thrive in a strong, stable, and permanent family.

At PCA Families, our purpose is to support permanent care, kinship care and adoptive families to help their children to thrive. We believe that well supported families lead to stronger children.

PCA Families is a not-for-profit member representative organisation with lived experience foundations. PCA Families has delivered high-impact early support and services to families since 2003, informed by research and the lived experience of the families we represent.

Our families have a lifelong commitment to helping children reach their fullest potential. Families open their hearts and homes to provide permanent, nurturing, safe and stable homes to children, young people and beyond!

Support & Services

As the go to organisation for the community, PCA Families delivers individual support and peer support services to permanent care, kinship care and adoptive families, informed by lived experience and research.

Information for Families

Whether you’re a prospective family, a new family or an established family, we have brought together information and resources to help navigate and respond to different stages of your family’s permanent care and adoption journey.


Permanent care, kinship care and adoptive families are an often hidden and under-supported group. They care for some of the most vulnerable children in our community.  We often hear from parents and carers that raising children from permanent care, kinship care and adoption backgrounds is rewarding, but that many families also experience a range of challenges. Families deserve to have their voices heard by those who make decisions on behalf of children.

Support Us

Donations enable PCA Families to deliver high quality programs and advocate with and for children and families.  PCA Families also supports parents and carers to become self-advocates. You can get involved by:


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