The commitment from the families

The objective of the fostering programme is not to replace the original family of the children, but to provide them with the care and support that they need within a family environment as an alternative to a life within a child protection centre or dysfunctional family.

The role that the foster family must play is to provide the basic care that every child needs. At the same time, foster carers offer emotional support in a normal family environment. This allows the children to successfully deal with the separation from their natural family, while they are prepared to return in those cases in which reintegration into the natural family might be possible.

For us it is very important that all foster carers have a clear understanding of the following principles: