The Fostering Service helps to create opportunities for children to thrive and grow and to provide a quality and enlightened experience for children in foster care placements. The primary goal is to have each child placed in a safe, nurturing family who will seek to address and fulfill the child’s needs. Only if it is in the best interest of the child to return back to his/her natural family, the social worker of the Fostering Service helps in the reintegration. This transition of the child from the foster family to his/her natural family is planned so as to terminate the relationship built between the child and the foster carers.
Any family, married couple, and single individuals (in particular cases only), irrespective of their age, class, race and religion, can become foster carers after undergoing training, followed by an assessment, and approval by the Fostering and Adoption Panel.