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Who is Caring Families Aotearoa?

Caring Families Aotearoa (formerly Fostering Kids New Zealand) was formed more than 40 years ago to help caregiving families. We are here to support families who open their homes and hearts to tamariki (children) and rangatahi (young people) in need of care and protection.

Our Support for you as a Caregiver

Strong support is vital to ensure stable and secure homes for children in care.
It is so important you never feel alone during  your caregiving journey.
Caring Families Aotearoa offers a variety of support, advocacy and information
to meet your individual needs.

Caring Families Aotearoa provides training and learning opportunities to help you in your caregiving role.

News

Auckland News – July 2020
Auckland News – July 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, “Ka whati haeri te rau harakeke i tona kotahi, ka whakatairanga taumaha aha, nga rau harakeke kite taura." "One strand of flax is easily broken, but many strands woven into a rope can lift any weight.”Anna...

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Central North News – July 2020
Central North News – July 2020

Warm winter greetings to you all! I have been enjoying contacting many of you by phone over the last few months and hearing about the joys and challenges of your caregiving journey. I’m reminded of how much we need to connect and support each other in our important...

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Upper North News – July 2020
Upper North News – July 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa /Warm greetings to you all, Where’s your silver lining in the Covid 19 cloud? Here’s a link to an exercise you might want to do with your whānau (family), tamariki (children) or mokopuna (grandchildren) or do it yourself as a...

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East Coast News – July 2020
East Coast News – July 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, We’ve nearly finished ringing and connecting with our wonderful caregiver members across the region. If we haven’t managed to contact you, please drop me a line, text or email. Its been such a worthwhile...

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North West News – July 2020
North West News – July 2020

Kia ora koutou, ‘Ha waka eke noa – We are all in this together’ is a proverb that we all became familiar with during lockdown. It speaks to this idea of being connected, an awareness of our commonality as opposed to our differences. Caregivers now have the opportunity...

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