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Useful links by country

 

Argentina
Fundación Emmanuel www.emmanuel.org.ar
Australia
Connecting Foster
Carers - SA Inc (CFC-SA)
www.cfc-sa.org.au
Children Welfare Organisation of Victoria www.cwav.asn.au
Family and Children Services Western Australia www.fcs.wa.gov.au
Foster Care Association of NSW www.fcansw.org.au
Foster Care Association of Victoria www.vicnet.net.au/~fcav
Foster Care program for teenagers in Perth www.teenshare.org.au
Australian Foster & Kinship Carers Partnership www.fcq.com.au/afkcp
Tasmanian Foster Carers Association www.fcatas.org.au
Belgium
Belgian Foster Care Association (Vlaams) www.pleegzorgvlaanderen.be
Foster Care in Belgium: Site de la Federation des Services de www.plaf.be
Foster Care in Belgium: Site de la Federation des Services de Placement Familial

OPZ is a psychiatric hospital in Geel pioneering in Therapeutic Foster and Community Care, based in Geel

www.opzgeel.be
Brazil
Brazilian Institute for Innovations in Social Services www.ibiss.com.br
Bulgaria
Bulgarian office of EveryChild www.everychild.org.uk/wherewework.php
Canada
Site for Canadian foster parents http://home.ica.net/~sharyn/

 

Youth created and run website on youth rights and youth issues www.justice4youth.com
Czech Republic
V zajmu ditete (In the Best Interest of the Child) www.vzd.cz
Finland
Finnish Federation of Foster Care Associations www.perhehoitoliitto.fi/phengl.html
France
French Association for Family Placement www.anpf.net
Official site of the French Syndicate of Maternal Assistant www.assistante-maternelle.org
Platform for information, education and support on family and parenting issues www.ecoledesparents.org
RIAFET - The French Network of Professionals working for Therapeutic Child Foster Care www.riafet.asso.fr
Germany
German and Polish website, with information on Polish foster care in Germany www.german-polish-fosterparents.de
German portal on fostering www.pfad-bv.de
Information, news, events and forum for German foster parents www.forum-pflegefamilie.de
Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft fϋr Kinder in Adoptiv- und Pflegefamilien (KiAP) www.kiap.de
Die Beteiligung - "Successful participation in residential care from a user perspective www.diebeteiligung.de
Ireland
Barnardo’s www.barnardos.ie
Children's rights Alliance www.childrensrights.ie
Fostering First Ireland is an Irish fostering agency www.fosteringfirstireland.ie
Irish Association of Young People in Care www.iaypic.ie
Irish Inspectorate for Social Services www.issi.ie
Irish website on children's rights - links page www.childrensrights.ie/viewmembers.php?go=cat
National Youth Council of Ireland www.youth.ie
Office of the Ombudsman for Children www.oco.ie
UNICEF Irish National Committee www.unicef.org
Italy
Italian center for documentation and studies on youth and children www.minori.it
National association for adoptive and foster care families www.anfaa.it
Kenya
African Network for the Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse and Neglect www.anppcan.org
Moldova
Moldovan office of EveryChild www.everychild.org.uk/countries.php?id=6
Netherlands
Dutch Association for Foster Carers www.denvp.nl
Dutch Association for Foster Carers in the Region of Groningen - Drenthe www.nvpgroningendrenthe.nl
Dutch site of Defence for Children International www.defenceforchildren.nl
International Child Development Initiatives, a partner working internationally with children and youth at risk www.icdi.nl
Website for the Dutch national foster care www.pleegzorg.nl
New Zealand
From a foster carer in New Zealand www.hrs.org.nz/fostercare
Norway
Norwegian website on aftercare, leaving care and independent living www.ettervern.org
The Norwegian Foster Care Association www.fosterhjemsforening.no
Romania
Romanian's site on the Rights of the Child www.childrights.ro
Spain
Spanish site on Children’s right to grow up in a family www.meninos.org
Surinam
Foster Care Association for Surinam www.pleeggezinnen.org
Ukraine
Foster Families Care in Ukraine www.fostercare.org.ua/en
Ukraininan Office of EveryChild www.everychild.org.uk/wherewework.php
United Kingdom
BAAF is the leading UK-wide organization promoting the highest standards of child-centered policies and services for children separated from their family. www.baaf.org.uk
EveryChild helps protecting the rights of the world's most vulnerable and marginalized children. www.everychild.org.uk
Families for Children is a leading UK independent fostering service www.families-for-children.co.uk
Foster Care Associates the UK’s largest Independent Fostering Agency. www.thefca.co.uk
The Fostering Network is a UK charity for everyone with a personal or professional involvement in fostering. www.fostering.net/
Capstone Foster Care - Capstone are a fostering agency covering the West of England, the Midlands and the South East of the UK. www.capstonefostercare.co.uk
Foster Support Group in UK www.fostering-support-group.co.uk
Of interest to male carers... or their partners www.fathersdirect.com
The New Care Zone website for the Youth www.czworld.org
USA
Community Care Resources – a treatment Foster Care agency operating through Wisconsin. www.CommunityCareResources.com
Foster Parents Community www.fosterparents.com
Microlife www.microlif.com
National US foster Parents Association www.NFPAinc.org
Partners in Foster Care provide support, education, and resources for fragile, abused and neglected children living in out of home care www.fostering.us
Venezuela
Abansa Mi Refugio is providing shelter and willing to develop foster care for out-of-home children in Venezuela www.abansa.com
South Africa
Give a Child a Family www.givengain.com/