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The International Foster Care Organisation (IFCO) is an international network dedicated solely to the promotion and support of family based foster care across the world. We are a volunteer and member based organisation providing a multi-cultural platform for young people, foster carers, social workers, academics, researchers, volunteers, media, policy makers and others to network and share information on a global basis. IFCO fully supports recent UN legislation stating that all children have the right to a family and our role is to enable the exchange of information through our conferences, consultation and networking to facilitate improvement and promotion of this model within a fostering environment.

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Welcome to the IFCO news and blogs section.

Here you can stay updated on all our latest news and developments and see what’s going on in the world of international Foster Care through our dedicated blog.

We encourage all our members to get involved with IFCO by posting comments on this website or by following our facebook page.

IFCO 2015 First Announcement and Call for Abstracts
Post date: 20/12/2014
The upcoming IFCO World Conference “Tell Someone Who Cares” will take place in Sydney, Australia on November 8-11, 2015. The conference will provide an opportunity to showcase foster, kinship and relative care in the national Aust
Celebrating 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Post date: 20/11/2014
20 November 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) which sets out the political, economic, civil, health, social and cultural rights of children.
Championing Non-Institutional Alternative Care in Rajasthan
Post date: 28/10/2014
On 28 October 2014 a two-year partnership agreement between Foster Care India and UNICEF India has been signed to pilot new foster care models.

IFCO Information

IFCO 2015 World Conference 

8-11 November 2015 • Sydney, Australia

Visit for further details

IFCO's acclaimed book "Voices for the Forgotten" celebrating our first 30 years

To order the book please visit (currently 10% off + free delivery offer to 20 European countries) or (free delivery worldwide). All royalties go to support IFCO's worldwide mission.

"The story is powerful, shaking the soul and moving the conscience as we hear the voices of the forgotten ringing across the years."

If you are a service provider, NGO or government body interested in Foster Care Training and Development, please contact the high quality experienced experts from IFCO’s Worldwide Training and Development Bureau.  For more information visit

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