Becoming a foster parent is one of the most challenging and rewarding ways to help children; you remove them from the system and give them the chance to shine truly.


South Africa – There are millions of orphans around the world who could do with loving homes. While many children will probably never get the chance to be adopted, they can be fostered in loving homes.

World Foster Day aims to advocate and empower individuals, organisations, churches and government to get involved in this form of alternative care. Numerous scientific studies and research show the positive effect that a healthy family environment has on a child and the clear advantages that this has for society as a whole. For this purpose, #Worldfosterday aims to shine a light on foster care.

World Foster Day is calling on the public to help them raise awareness. To do this, they have asked people to take a selfie with three smiling faces drawn on the three centre fingers. This initiative is local and being run by South Africans.

“Playing your part is as easy as 1,2,3. Why not draw a smiley face on three fingers, capture the smiles with a few pics and post it to social media. #Worldfosterday is about celebrating foster families, so why not join in the fun and spoil a family with some flowers, a cake or their favourite meal.”

Even if you are unable to become a foster parent, you can help them by supporting the organisations that work to protect children. You can get in contact with World Foster Day to see how you can do more. You can find them on Facebook, Twitter and their website here.

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Let’s take a look at all the selfies that have been shared so far. Will you be doing one to raise awareness?


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fostering love and friendship. #worldfosterday

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