Since it was founded in 1981 IFCO has been an international membership-driven organisation, with an emphasis on supporting those across the globe who are directly involved in foster and kinship care for children. IFCO also connects people with care-experience from around the world. Our members are united in the vision that, if they so wish, all children in alternative care across the world should live in family-based care because this form of care offers children the best opportunity to grow and prosper.