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09 November 2021

Do you have what it takes to become a foster parent?

Rustenburg – Foster care is not a permanent solution but rather a long-term opportunity to provide a loving stable home for children who were abandoned, orphaned, traumatised or abused.

Children’s homes in Rustenburg are reaching their full capacity and there is a dire need for homes where these children can be taken care of, provided for and be loved.


Taking in a child is not as simple as just having a spare bedroom. It is a big responsibility. These children often require more emotional support. They need foster parents who can understand their situation and deal with it in a loving in caring manner. Families need to be financially stable to provide for these children – food, clothes and medical needs all form part of the responsibility. 


They say it takes a village to raise a child and that is why it is very important that foster parents have a strong support system of friends and family. 


This might sound overwhelming at first, but Rustenburg Child and Family Welfare social workers will always be there to provide help, training and advice. They will teach foster parents proper methods of dealing with challenges. You will never be alone in this.


If you meet these requirements and would like to help and make a meaningful difference or if you need more information, contact Rustenburg Child and Family Welfare on 014 537 2014/2072.

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