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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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:
Foster Care North Shore Association
West Auckland Foster Care Support Association
Foster Care Association Auckland Incorporated
Taranaki Foster Care Association
Wanganui Fostercare Association Inc
North Otago Fostercare Support Group
Central Otago Support Group Association
South Otago Foster Care Association
Dunedin Foster Care Support Group
Fiordlands Foster Care Support
Gore Foster Parent Support Group
Southland Foster Care Association Inc