Caring Families Aotearoa

Our Mission

Every Care Family is enabled, supported and trained to provide a safe and nurturing home. To strengthen Care Families by providing quality:

Support – Emotional and TangibleTraining and Learning Opportunities | Information | Advocacy | InnovationLobbying

Guiding Principles

The child’s best interest being paramount

Working with integrity and respect in a professional manner at all times

Acknowledging our bicultural commitment to caregivers in New Zealand

Focusing on the well being of Care Families

Promoting excellence and professionalism

Recognising the diversity of culture, tradition and individuals

A collaborative approach to quality Foster care

The value of team work

Consulting with caregivers & ensuring we represent that their best interests are upheld

Meet The Team

Caring Families Aotearoa has a dedicated team of people supporting caregivers throughout the country to provide secure and healing homes for children.


Our Governance

We are governed by 8 dedicated board members, each board member brings with them a wealth of experience from the fostering sector.


Our Partners

Caring Families Aotearoa thanks everyone who makes our work possible.

We couldn’t do what we do without you!



I was truly ready to hand my foster son back as I just could not find the energy to fight anymore. The support of Caring Families Aotearoa gave me the energy and confidence to keep going. The results have been the best for all and we are still supporting our foster son and his family and loving every minute of it again.

Foster Parents 


“It’s because of my foster family, and because of people like Caring Families Aotearoa, and people like you, that I’ve been able to grow up the way I have, and I thank every one of you.

Fostered teenager

Your gift will help foster parents transform a child’s life