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Ongoing Projects

IFCO hosts and participates in a number of projects with Foster Care partners around the world. Select from one of the continents on the map below to find out what projects are ongoing or have taken place in those areas. For more information or if you’re interested in furthering a Foster Care projects with IFCO, call us today on +44 (0) 20 8144 7571 or email

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Best Practices in Foster Care

In 2006 two Dutch donors: Kinderpostzegels and Cordaid, turned to IFCO for help in preparing a handbook of good practices in India in relation to family-based alternatives to institutional care.

The case studies are based on strategies used by Indian NGOs with children in rural communities in India. Information has been gathered through questionnaires to provide easily accessible models that can inspire others.

The handbook attempts to provide a brief range of replicable strategies designed by Indian NGOs and tested on the field, promoting and encouraging the adoption of family-based alternative care strategies for children without primary caregivers.

The booklet has been presented at a conference in Bangalore and is already leading to replications by other NGOs in the region, who are testing out its strategies in their own situation.


We are working hard on a shiny new website!

IFCO members spoke and we listened. We are currently building a new website that will be more user friendly for IFCO members and the international foster care community.

Our new website will be ready early in 2019. In the meantime you can still join, connect, learn and share at the current IFCO website. Don’t forget that you can also hang out with us on Facebook or keep up to date via Twitter

If you are an IFCO member you are cordially invited to our digital AGM on Sat the 10th November, 2018 at 2pm GMT. Email for more information.

If you would like to become an IFCO member please click here.