Foster Care Program
|Every child has the right to a wholesome homelife where his/her potentials can be best nurtured and enhanced by the affection and security that family members provide. There are instances, however, that the family, as the basic unit of the society, can no longer perform its function of insuring the total development of a child, hence the need for alternative care.|
FOSTER HOME CARE PROGRAM provides orphaned, abandoned and neglected children with a planned period of substitute family care by foster families, duly licensed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), when their biological parents are unable to care for them temporarily or permanently. Unlike adoption, foster care is temporary in nature. It can either be on a short-term (less than six months) or long-term basis (six months or more). It has a goal, which is either the return of the child to his/her biological family or his/her placement in an adoptive home.
NORFIL believes that children should be cared for and grow within families.
The Foster Care Program started in 1984 as a response to the increasing number of children who are neglected and abandoned and need alternative care. It upholds the right of a child to grow up in a wholesome family environment. Through its Foster Care program, NORFIL is able to demonstrate the results where the child experiences the warmth of a mother’s care and the love of his/ her whole foster family.
*FOSTER A CHILD NOW.*
* NORFIL caters to infants and toddlers up to 4 years of age. A foster family’s preference on the age, sex and health condition of their prospective foster child is considered, but flexibility and open consideration is most preferred. A child’s love is unconditional, as so a parent’s.
How to be a foster parent:
- Qualifications to become a licensed foster family/parent:
- Must be at least 25 years old
- Be of good moral character, emotionally mature, physically fit and healthy, and financially secure.
- Genuinely interested in parenting a child not related to you
- Able to provide a wholesome family atmosphere and nurturing environment to the child.
- Able to provide a safe, clean, and healthy environment for the child.
For interested couples who want to become foster parents, we will provide information, interviews, and seminars.
All applicants will be assessed by our licensed social worker to determine their motivation and capacity to become a good foster parent.
Locations and Key contacts:
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions and concerns.
- NCR, Region IV-A
NORFIL Headquarters, Manila
Ma. Robel Luna, Program Manager
Ma. Fatima de Guzman, Social Worker II
Maureen Joy Calleja, Social Worker
- Region VII
Angelina Dungog, Area Manager
Sheryl Gay Gacita, Social Worker II
Kate Canastra, Social Worker
Krystel Mae Villaco,Social Worker
OTHER WAYS TO HELP
If you are unable to foster a child in your own home, but would like to help, contributions in cash or kind to promote our FHC program would be greatly appreciated. Program needs include: milk formulas, vitamins, clothes, toys, cribs, strollers, etc.
If you would like to donate to our Foster Home Care Program, please do not hesitate to contact us.