Northern Ireland

Read our latest news update from Northern Ireland here.

The work of Home for Good continues to grow in Northern Ireland as new opportunities with individuals and organisations arise and the conversation around fostering and adoption becomes further embedded within churches.

The Champion network in Northern Ireland is growing and active, with passionate people volunteering within their own churches to ensure that caring for vulnerable children is on the agenda and that their church is a welcoming place for foster and adoptive families. There are also several peer-to-peer support groups across Northern Ireland that enable foster and adoptive families to connect.

Home for Good works with the HSCNI Foster Care, which covers all five Trust areas, as we look to find a home for every child who needs one. There is also ongoing activity within the Southern Trust as a result of local churches wanting to make a difference.

HSC NI Adoption and Foster Care

Key Contacts

Roger Cooke

Roger Cooke

Northern Ireland & Nations Lead

Roger lives in East Belfast, where he and his wife are foster carers with Barnardo's NI. Roger joined the Home for Good team in 2022 after working with a global mission charity for 15 years. He loves inspiring and equipping churches to actively care for those on the margins. Roger leads our work in Northern Ireland and provides oversight of our work in Scotland and Wales. He also helps shape our church engagement approaches across the UK.

Natasha McBride

Natasha McBride

Northern Ireland Coordinator

Tasha (or Tash) is a Northern Irish girl, married to Ross. She has the privilege of loving and raising three children; two by birth and one through adoption. She and Ross lead local church and believe wholeheartedly that the Church can be the answer to the growing need of our care systems. As a family, fostering and adoption has taken up a large part of their hearts, and they have been connected with Home for Good since 2017. As leaders, they want to engage others in the bold vision of finding a home for every child that needs one and discovering their unique role to play.

Related pages

Our first ever Stormont Reception

Our first ever Stormont Reception

An event for gathering together key people in Northern Ireland to find a home for every child who needs one.

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NI Prayer

Northern Ireland Prayer resource

Download the film and join us in praying for vulnerable children in Northern Ireland

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