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 ( 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

Whangarei Support Group


FASD Support Group Auckland | Ross Porter | 021 644 150 |
Waiheke Island Support Group | Rachel Fleming | 021 241 8447 |
West Auckland Foster Care Support Association | Yasser | |or | Pamela | 021 803956
North/ West Support Group (Closed) | Sonia Van Linden |
Foster Care Association Auckland Incorporated | Sally Mowbray-lee |  021 141 2155 | |or | Judith Hall | 027 4866 883 |

Auckland South

South Auckland Foster Care Association 
Franklin Foster Carers Association 
Waikato/Hauraki Foster Care Association (Inc Hauraki) | Katrina Bevan | 0275348384 |
Caring South Waikato Hearts
Hauraki Support Group

Cambridge Support Group

Central North

Taupo Foster Care Association 
Bay of Plenty Foster Care Association
Rotorua Support Group | Heather Jeffcote | 027 256 4550 | 

North West

Wanganui Fostercare Association Inc | Noeline Smith | 027 4594 349 | (06) 3221 902 |
Kin Raising Kin (New Plymouth) | Diane Richardson | 021 185 1097 |
Our Tamariki and Carers (Wanganui) | Jenny Jury | 027 436 8240 |

East Coast

Tairawhiti Foster Care Association | Sarndy Matthews | 027 4262 600 | 
Hawkes Bay Foster Care Association
Wairoa Support Group 

Lower North

Tararua Foster Carers 
Manawatu Foster Care Association Inc 
Kapiti Foster Care Support Group | Ginny Higgins | 021 153 5450 | 
Wairarapa Foster Care Association 
Porirua Unique Foster Carers
Horowhenua Support Group 

Wellington Family & Fostercare Association
Kapiti Evening Support Group

Upper South

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


Otautahi Foster Care Association 
South Canterbury Foster/Whanau Support Group | Katrina Merrick

Christchurch West Support Group
Ashburton Support Group

Lower South

Central Otago Support Group Association
Dunedin Foster Care Support Group
Southland Foster Care Association Inc | Rose Rhind | 027 4970 132 | | or | Marina Seager | 021 1463 020 |
Woodlands Support Group

Gore Support Group