We strongly believe that every child deserves the opportunity to grow up in a loving family. When children are unable to live with their biological families for various reasons, foster families step in to provide short-term care. These foster families create a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment until the children can be reunited with their birth families, placed with adoptive families, or become independent adults. Foster families play a crucial role in offering stability, care, and love to children in need. They work closely with social workers, the local government, and other support organisations to ensure the well-being of the child.
Research has demonstrated the negative impact of institutional care on a child’s development. For every three months spent in such a setting, a child may lose approximately one month of their regular development. To mitigate these effects, we place children in our emergency or short-term foster care program. Once a forever family is found, a social worker supports the child in transitioning out of foster care and into their permanent home.
In certain cases, due to child protection issues, children cannot be reunited with their families. In these circumstances, we rely on long-term foster families to care for the child until they reach the age of 18. During this period, the birth family or relatives can maintain a reasonable level of contact with both the child and their foster family.
If you are interested in becoming a foster carer, please email [email protected] or call on +256782250897. We will 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.