Join a Support Group

Fostering Kids New Zealand have local support groups that provide peer support in your region.  Support groups are made up of other Fostering Kids NZ members who meet regularly for a cup of tea and support.  There may be several support groups in your area and they could be Home for Life, Whanau/Kin, Neighbourhood, FASD groups etc.

When you become a member of Fostering Kids NZ you can choose which local support group you would like to join.  Please send us an email (reception@nullfosteringkids.org.nz) and let us know which group you would like to be connected to. Otherwise, you can call our free phone, 0800 693 323. You will be notified by email about events in your area, including training, morning/afternoon teas and family activities.

You are also more then welcome to set up your own support group, for more information click here.

Please find below a list of local Support Groups that are registered support groups of Fostering Kids New Zealand:

Upper North

For a list of Support Groups in this area please contact your Regional Coordinator, Leanne by email here.

Auckland 

FASD Support Group Auckland
North Shore Auckland Support Group
Foster Care North Shore Association
Waiheke Island Support Group

West Auckland Foster Care Support Association 
Foster Care Association Auckland Incorporated

Auckland South

South Auckland Foster Care Association 
Franklin Foster Carers Association 
Waikato/Hauraki Foster Care Association (Inc Hauraki)
Caring South Waikato Hearts
Hauraki Support Group

Central North

Taupo Foster Care Association 
Bay of Plenty Foster Care Association
Rotorua Support Group 

North West

Wanganui Fostercare Association Inc
Kin Raising Kin (New Plymouth)
Our Tamariki and Carers (Wanganui)

East Coast

Tairawhiti Foster Care Association  
Hawkes Bay Foster Care Association
Wairoa Support Group 

Lower North

Tararua Foster Carers 
Manawatu Foster Care Association Inc 
Kapiti Foster Care Support Group 
Wairarapa Foster Care Association 
Porirua Unique Foster Carers
Horowhenua Support Group 

Wellington Family & Fostercare Association

Upper South

Marlborough Foster Care Association (Blenheim/Picton) 
Nelson & Tasman Association

Canterbury

Otautahi Foster Care Association 
South Canterbury Foster/Whanau Support Group
Prebbleton Support Group

Lower South

Central Otago Support Group Association
Dunedin Foster Care Support Group
Southland Foster Care Association Inc
Woodlands Support Group