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International Foster Care Organization:

The International Foster Care Organization (IFCO) was founded in 1979, the "International Year of the Child" in Oxford,, England. The first conference was held in 1981.

IFCO's membership is comprised of individuals and organizations from all over the world, specifically those who are involved in Foster Care. IFCO's main purpose is to support and stimulate the international exchange of foster care experience, research and ideas. IFCO is a voluntary organization committed to the improvement of the quality of service given to children and young people in care and the development of standards for organizations and individual careers. IFCO strives to achieve its objectives through bringing together Foster Carers and other professionals, through international and regional conferences, a newsletter and through supporting the Youth International in Care Network (YICare). All of which aim to empower all parties actively involved within the care system by providing opportunities for exploration of existing services and the development of new ones.

  • IFCO's Vision: to become the authority on world wide developments in family foster care.


  • IFCO's Mission Statement: to promote and strengthen the services of family foster care for children, youth and adults by enabling the exchange of information among persons and organizations of different nations.

This is achieved by:

  • International conferences and seminars.
  • Consultation - Networking - Publication - Information


IFCO's Core Value Statement:

IFCO believes that foster care must be an inclusive teamwork effort between foster carers, social workers, the placing agency, the birth parent, the child/young person and others who contribute to the child's welfare.

  • Respect for diversity is essential.

  • Experience must be valued and individual and organizational strengths should be capitalized upon.

  • The organization should be open to new ideas.

  • The board has a collective responsibility for stewardship.

  • Care should be child-centered and family focused.


Please visit the web site for updated information on the organization

Resources & Links

  • The Carer
    Daresbury Point
    Green Wood Drive
    Manor Park
    Cheshire, WA7 1UP

  • North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
    970 Raymond Ave., Suite 106
    St. Paul, MN 55114
    (612) 644-3036

  • National Indian Child Welfare (NICWA)
    Portland, OR
    (503) 222-4044

  • National CASA
    Seattle, WA
    (800) 628-3233

  • Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
    Washington, D.C.
    (202) 638-2952

  • United Foster Parent Association – Milwaukee
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Wisconsin Foster and Parents Association

  • BAAF Adoption & Fostering

  • International Foster Care Organization
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Angels' Arms Foster Home

  • None in the Gap
    Website: www.noneinthe



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India Project

Residents of our first home are photographed with National Director
~ Opened in 2006 a facility for 20 children ~ 

Orphaned children in India lead a very difficult, sorrowful and oppressed life. Because of cultural belief that orphans are cursed, they are treated unfairly and are often mistreated. Most of these children end up begging on the streets or working long hours in the fields without a chance to receive any love and affection. A majority of these children become antisocial.

Many children are addicted to drugs and they lose their precious lives. For those children who are able to find homes with extended family members, they are usually treated as servants and are subjected to difficult work. These children need a loving home in which they can feel secure and safe.

Foster Care Children and Family Fund desires to touch the hearts of the orphaned children who are suffering so much by providing them with the basic care that should be afforded all children in their own home.

All donations made to this project are tax deductible under the IRS 501©(3) code.


You Can Support Our Project By Providing:

  • $30.00 Per Month:
    Supports a child with medical and dental care, 
    clothing, basic school education,
    including books and school supplies.

  • $30.00 Per Month:
    Provides food and shelter for one child.

We must keep the location of our children’s homes private to protect their safety as well as of our staff.

Our staff include loving foster parents who provide:

  • Food

  • Clothing

  • Shelter

  • Education

  • Medical/Dental Care

  • Friendship

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Training Department


Based on surveys of more than 15,000 people, -
Which of these traits do you think was selected as the key to effective leadership?

  • Being fair-minded?

  • Being cooperative?

  • Being honest?

  • Being imaginative?

If you guessed "honest," you get a high mark. It scored far above any of the others in a list of 20. In fact, the top four characteristics of admired leaders and the percentage of people who selected them are:

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