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Children and young people come into foster care for many reasons. Sometimes it’s because of a family illness, relationship problems, family breakdown or a situation where their welfare is threatened.
Many of them have experienced neglect and physical, emotional or sexual abuse, and all have faced loss and separation from their birth family.
Even if they seem happy and smiling, their past experiences will almost certainly have an effect on their behaviour and development.
These children need a safe home for a while or, in some cases, until they are old enough to live independently.
Further information about foster care with Key Assets New Zealand, can be found via our frequently asked questions.
If you’d like to make a difference to the life of a vulnerable child and you’re thinking about becoming a foster carer with us, please call 09 263 5151 or enquire online.