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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

Central North News – June 2020
Central North News – June 2020

Kia ora tatou, Well, we made it through lock down! Most of us are getting back on the merry-go-round of school / work / busy life… with mixed feelings, and that’s okay 😊. I have been encouraged to hear that many schools have not had a ‘push kids to catch up’ mentality...

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East Coast News – June 2020
East Coast News – June 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa /Warm greetings to you all, Phew.... well done to us all! We’ve made it through one of the most extraordinary times over the last couple of months! Routines have been disrupted, schedules cancelled, uncertainty about the future, and,...

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Upper North News – June 2020
Upper North News – June 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa /Warm greetings to you all, Routines have been disrupted, schedules cancelled and many have experienced the frustration of working or learning online for the first time. Change is renown for not being easy, but I sincerely hope you...

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Lower North News – June 2020
Lower North News – June 2020

Kia ora everyone, I hope the last month has gone well for you. We are working from home until the 9 June, so I am continuing to work my way through calling all our Lower North Members. There is around 800 of you, if you were wondering why I haven’t got to you yet 😊....

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Upper South News – June 2020
Upper South News – June 2020

Kia ora koutou, Well, hasn’t life been a changing turn of events these last few months. I reflect back and see how everyone has had to adjust to an unprecendented and adbrupt change of circumstances. How well some have adjusted quickly and for others the struggle of...

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Canterbury News – June 2020
Canterbury News – June 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, Well Canterbury, we’ve had another of many chances to adapt! In 10 years we’ve navigated a number of really tough situations, and while we might be somewhat weary – we’re adapting well again.There’s an...

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