Foster Care Service

How do we match suitable foster parents to children?

After foster care social workers receive the referral cases of the children, they will contact the referral workers and the children's birth parents to understand the children's situation, needs and their expectations. After that, potential foster parents will be selected to undergo the matching process. Then, foster care workers will contact the potential foster parents, to provide brief information about the children's background and to understand the foster parents' experiences and conditions. Suitable foster parents will be then arranged to have face-to-face interviews and welcome the join-in of the foster child.

Source: Ms. Wan, Social Worker (Foster Care Service), Hong Kong Family Welfare Society