The Marymead NSW Foster Care Program provides foster care support services. Foster Care is the placement of a child or young person with a carefully selected family for a planned period of time. Financial support and case management support is provided to both the child or young person, and the foster carers. Children in care are supported to keep in contact with their own families wherever possible, even over long periods of time. The time spent in foster care can vary from just one day to a number of years depending on each child’s circumstances.