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Here you can stay updated on all our latest news and developments and see what’s going on in the world of international Foster Care through our dedicated blog.

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Nominations to stand for election to the IFCO Board of Directors are now open
International Foster Care Organisation (IFCO) is calling for nominations from amongst its members to stand for 2015 election to the Board of Directors.
Foster Child Moves With Foster Family in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
Placement of child with foster parents has been made possible due to the 2014 Rajasthan Foster Care Rules and India’s Juvenile Justice Act. “When I heard about foster care I felt very happy that now my dream can come true. For the last 14 years I was devoid of this thing. Today I am very happy I am...
New Early Bird Deadlines for IFCO 2015 World Conference
Early bird registration deadlines for IFCO 2015 World Conference have been exclusively extended to all IFCO members. The last chance to secure your place at 18th Biennial IFCO World Conference at discounted rates is Wednesday, 15 July 2015. Make the most of your membership and save up to 15% with...
IFCO 2015 World Conference early bird registration open
We are delighted to announce that online registration for IFCO 2015 World Conference that will take place in Sydney, Australia on 8-11 November 2015 is now open. Register now and take advantage of the early bird rates valid until 30 June 2015.
Call to Host IFCO 2016 Regional Conference: Deadlines Extended
After a great response to the Call for expressions of interest announced in February, following a number of requests, it has been decided to extend the deadlines for the Call to Host IFCO 2016 Regional Conference until 31 March 2015. We are looking to identify a host country for the next IFCO 2016...
UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children: five years onwards
Today marks the 5th anniversary when through the Resolution A/RES/64/142, dated 24 February 2010, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) adopted Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children. The Guidelines' formal endorsement by UNGA on 20 November 2009 coincided with celebrating the twentieth...
Apply to Host IFCO 2016 Regional and IFCO 2017 World Conferences
The International Foster Care Organisation (IFCO) is inviting expressions of interest from member and non-member organisations to host the next biennial IFCO 2016 Regional and 2017 World Conferences.  
IFCO 2015 First Announcement and Call for Abstracts
The upcoming IFCO World Conference “Tell Someone Who Cares” will take place in Sydney, Australia on November 8-11, 2015. The conference will provide an opportunity to showcase foster, kinship and relative care in the national Australian context and international keynote speakers will present the...



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