Foster Care

One more foster carer, one more home

We believe that every child deserves to grow up in a loving family.

When a child is abandoned, it takes social workers some months to either trace the child’s family to reunite them, or find a permanent adoptive family. During this time, short-term foster families are needed to care for these children.

Research has shown that a child loses one month of their regular development for every three months spent in an institution. We have thus adopted the emergency foster care model to minimise the negative effects of prolonged institutional care. When we find a child their forever family, the bond is carefully passed on from the foster family to their new family, with the help of our social workers.

In some cases, children cannot be reunited with their families due to child protection issues. In these instances, we need long-term foster families to care for a child until they are 18. The birth family or relatives could maintain a fair level of contact with the child and their foster family during this time.

How can I become a foster carer?

If you are interested in becoming a foster carer, please email [email protected] or call Pamela on +256 (0) 776110304. She can answer any questions you have. If you decide to proceed, you will be assessed by a social worker and your case will be presented before the Government Panel, before being matched with a foster child.

Fostering a child is an amazing thing to do. It gives a child who has been abandoned the chance to experience the love and protection of a family. While in the loving care of foster families, they learn to trust and develop stronger relationships, grow, thrive and prepare for life.