NSW parents who adopt a foster child may paid up to $37,000 as part of a push to help vulnerable children

NSW parents who adopt a foster child could be paid up to $37,000 a year as part of a state government push to provide secure homes for some of the state's most vulnerable children.

The new reforms would help to deliver support to 900 more children each year, on top of the 19,000 children already in foster care.

Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward told Sky News the move would break down financial barriers faced by some potential adoption parents.

'We had a lot of wonderful fosters careers, who had children for 5-6 years and would like to have adopted but couldn't because they were low income workers and couldn't afford to live and bring up that child,' she said.

'I would hate to think that adoption in Australia and NSW became only for a privileged few.