Fostering in New Zealand

We are looking for foster carers in your area


Are you thinking about becoming a foster carer?

We’re recruiting carers throughout New Zealand so if you’re interested in fostering, we’d love to hear from you.

Why foster with us?

Fostering’s an incredible journey. We’re a not-for-profit organisation and when you choose to join us you’ll receive a generous financial allowance, 24/7 support and fantastic training opportunities. But more importantly, you’ll also have the chance to make a real difference to the life of a young person. What could be more rewarding?

Join us and you’ll benefit from:

  • Excellent training and support
  • Access to your local fostering team
  • Competitive allowances
  • An exciting new career

Children are at the heart of everything we do and we’re passionate about enabling them to be safe and helping them to reach their true potential.

Can I foster?

We value our foster carers and welcome people from all backgrounds after all, it’s your personal qualities that count. As long as you’re patient, enthusiastic and dedicated, you could be a brilliant foster carer.

Ready to find out more? There are three steps to becoming a foster carer:

  1. Complete the form on this page to register your interest.
  2. We’ll call you for an informal discussion about the role and give you the opportunity to ask any questions.
  3. Application and assessment This detailed process will help you understand how fostering will affect your life and give us an idea of which children will be most suitable to place with you.


Have a question to ask? To chat to one of our friendly advisors, simply call us on 09 263 5151.

Enquire with us

We’d love to hear from you. Please complete this short form and we’ll be in touch with you very soon.


Key Assets is a not for profit organisation which operates as an independent out of home care provider, contributing to the social services sector.



We’re committed to offering high quality, family-based foster care that can help children and young people to achieve their full potential and lead fulfilling lives.

Our Approach to Foster Care


There are many things you need to know before becoming a foster carer. That’s why we’ve put together answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about fostering to help you decide whether it’s right for you.



We welcome carers of any gender, marital status and cultural identity. Our recruitment process is always fair and supportive. The most important thing to us is your ability to provide a safe, supportive and caring environment for children and young people.