Sunday, July 17, 2011

What is involved in Fostering children? Come find out for yourself!

We've been a foster family for over 5 years now, working with an organization called Open Home Foundation (OHF) in Auckland, NZ. Open Home Foundation get referrals from various sources, including CYFS (Child, Youth and Family Services NZ) and need families to open their homes to kids who need a safe, loving home for a period of time. OHF need families to care for a wide range of children including kids under 'care and protection' as well as 'special needs' (either physical or mental disability).  For every 10 'care and protection' referrals they receive, they can only place 3 children and for every 10 'special needs' referrals, they can only place 1. OHF NEEDS more families who are willing to provide care for children who are in need.

If you ...

  • love seeing children thrive,
  • believe that each child should grow up in a loving, safe environment,
  • are appalled by the abuse statistics of New Zealand,
  • wish you could make a difference but are not sure how to ...

then please consider attending an INFORMATION EVENING hosted by Open Home Foundation in Auckland and learn HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

You don't have to commit to anything, just go and listen.

When: THURSDAY EVENING, 21 July, 2011
Time:   7-9pm
Venue:  OHF, Onehunga

For the official invitation and more information, please click HERE or click on the image at the top of this post.




Anonymous said...

Thanks for spreading the word, Elizabeth. Not sure it's me at my stage in life, but I'm very glad to know about ... and might be able to pass the baton. Enjoy your journey. Dawn Headley (home ed)

Ann said...

It needs special people to foster or adopt. You are one of them, Ka Pai.

I couldn't do it, as was asked if I would adopt, but I am not that special.

Elizabeth said...

Ann, you're plenty special!! God's just asked something different from you :)