Orphans into loving foster families in China

by Care for Children
Orphans into loving foster families in China
Orphans into loving foster families in China
Orphans into loving foster families in China
Orphans into loving foster families in China
Orphans into loving foster families in China
Orphans into loving foster families in China
Orphans into loving foster families in China
Orphans into loving foster families in China
Orphans into loving foster families in China
Orphans into loving foster families in China
Orphans into loving foster families in China
Orphans into loving foster families in China
Orphans into loving foster families in China
Orphans into loving foster families in China

Project Report | Jul 4, 2023
Matching to placement

By James Paul | Senior Grant Writer

In China, we have had unprecedented success in enabling the government to move children out of institutions (also known as orphanages) and into local family-based care. Our training covers the whole process of placing a child in a family, from assessing the children and foster carers to monitoring the placement.

Once a child is matched with suitable family carers, there is an important process of transition. It is integral to the emotional wellbeing of the child for the stages to remain in this order. Every child is different, and the details of the transition should be determined by the child’s individual needs.

Matching

  • A proposed match will be carefully and thoughtfully considered by the family care worker and brought before a panel of professionals to make a decision on the match.
  • The decision is made based on the family carers’ skills, expertise and ability to meet the child's needs.
  • They will also consider similarities between the child and family carers.

Introductions

  • The child and family carers are introduced to each other gradually, supported by the family care worker.
  • These introductions may involve fun activities to make the experience less intense for all concerned.

Transition

Children must have a transition stage between meeting the family carers and moving to live with them. This is an important time for children and carers as they get to know each other. There should be a gradual increase in the time spent in the family carers’ home to help both the child and the family carers ensure that they are ready for the new family care arrangement. 

Placement

Once transitions have proceeded successfully, the child moves in with the family carer and is cared for fully within the family.

I hope this gives you a further insight into our training, which has been such a key part of our work in transitioning China from institutional care to family-based care for orphans and vulnerable children.

Stay connected for more updates. Thank you so much for your support.

 

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James Paul
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