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

Kaitaia Cosy Nests
Whangarei Foster Care Network


Foster Care North Shore Association
West Auckland Foster Care Support Association 
Foster Care Association Auckland Incorporated

Auckland South

South Auckland Foster Care Association 
Franklin Foster Carers Association 
Waikato Foster Care Association (Inc Hauraki)

Central North

Whakatane Foster Care Association
Rotorua/Tokoroa Foster Care Association 
Taupo Foster Care Association 
Bay of Plenty Foster Care Association 

North West

Taranaki Foster Care Association 
Wanganui Fostercare Association Inc

East Coast

Tairawhiti Foster Care Association  
Hawkes Bay Foster Care Association 

Lower North

Tararua Foster Carers 
Manawatu Foster Care Association Inc 
Kapiti Foster Care Support Group 
Wairarapa Foster Care Association 
Porirua Unique Foster Carers 
Wellington Family & Fostercare Association

Upper South

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


Christchurch Family and Foster Care Association Inc 
Otautahi Foster Care Association 
South Canterbury Foster Whanau Support

Lower South

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