Foster
Care

Lifewise Foster Carers open up their hearts to children who need a safe and happy home when it’s not possible for them to stay with their own families. Our caregivers look after children for as long as required.

Kids

First, we work to keep families together

Lifewise works hard to help families stay together with innovative alternatives to Foster Care. We do our best to prevent children from being taken from their families in the first place. Sadly, sometimes it’s best for children to have a home away from the one they were born into.

Help us foster better futures

Lifewise provides high-quality foster care for children who need a safe and stable home. Foster Care is one of the most important things we do. We work hard to make sure siblings are not separated.

Every child is precious

Children’s lives can be turned upside down by chaos, neglect, and trauma. Often, the children who need Foster Care have been put at risk both physically and emotionally. When a home is no longer a safe place for a child, Lifewise is there to help.

Our caregivers are extraordinary

Our Carers are extraordinary people – compassionate, family-focused and big-hearted. Lifewise is one of Auckland’s most experienced foster care providers and is highly respected by other community organisations.

Lifewise Foster Carers come from all walks of life, and we will welcome Carers irrespective of age, gender, marital status or ethnicity. Our Carers are some of the best trained and supported in New Zealand.

“Put your hand out and help a child out if you can. These kids may not be of our blood, but they are of our heart.”

“None of these kids deserves to be in that situation. If everyone could do a little bit for them, it would make their lives so much better.
Lifewise Foster Carer

Dad

There’s a child who needs you

If you could provide a safe, caring and supportive home, you may just be the person a child needs. Please get in touch with us. We will provide a genuine and honest overview of how it all works – no obligation and no pressure.

For more information about foster care, call Lifewise Family Services today on 09 818 6834, or send an email to Tash: TashT@lifewise.org.nz. If you’d like to register your interest, please give us a call or email familyservices@lifewise.org.nz.

“The kids keep me going. I’m blessed I get so much from them. I learn new things every day. I hope I give them love and inner peace”

– Lifewise Foster Carer

The need is desperate and growing

In all parts of Auckland, we have a desperate and increasing need for caregivers who can provide a stable home. Every year, Lifewise supports approximately 40 children into foster homes for short or longer term stays.

“I just simply can’t sit there knowing there are babies, children and families who need support”

– Lifewise Foster Carer

A view of Auckland Sky Tower from Mt Eden
Love

It’s about coming together for our children

Our team is there every step of the way to support Carers. You can deal with us directly without needing to go through Children’s Services.

“We’ve chosen Lifewise as their support is crucial and their hearts truly advocate for the children in their care”

– Lifewise Team Worker

You can help in other ways

If you’d like to make a difference to our children but can’t foster your support can still change lives. Donations are tax-deductible as Lifewise is a registered charity under the name The Lifewise Trust, registration number CC40248.

“I want them to get their childhood back”

– Lifewise Team Worker

Cafe

Safety is a priority in this essential service

While Auckland is at COVID-19 Alert Level 1, please continue to keep hygiene front-of-mind. Track where you have been and wear a mask if you can.

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