It breaks our hearts whenever we hear stories of children being abused, abandoned, neglected and even murdered. In Singapore, there is a Fostering Scheme, an alternative care arrangement for children who are in need of such conducive and healthy family environment to grow in.
Under the scheme, foster homes (temporary) are for children whose parents or guardians are sick and unable to look after them; or who are abandoned, neglected or ill-treated. These children will be given a safe and stable environment where they will be looked after and cared for until they are able to return to their families or be adopted. The scheme is being run by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF).
Hear the stories of families who participated in this Fostering Scheme :
It takes someone with a big heart and love for children to be good foster parents. I think these foster parents really deserve honour and praise for the difference they made to the course of the children’s lives.
You can make the most difference to the course of a child’s life by being a foster parent.
To find out more about Singapore’s Fostering Scheme, bring your family and children to a road show organized by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). There will also be free balloons and caricature sketches for your family.
When: Friday to Sunday, 19-21 April 2013
Time: 10.30am to 9.00pm
Where: Atrium, United Square Shopping Mall, 101 Thomson Road
More information: Contact Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) Fostering Scheme: Tel 6354 8799 or visit www.msf.gov.sg/fostering