Foster families

Could we become a foster family?

Vantaa Family Care is constantly looking for foster families for children of all ages. We especially need families who can take siblings, school-age children, immigrant children or children who need special care. Our family care coordinator is responsible for counseling and training all new families interested in becoming a foster family. The coordinator is also responsible for recruiting vacation-replacement families.

Family care coordinator
Anna Asikainen
tel. 050 302 5192

(recruiting and training foster families)

Different kinds of foster families

  • Foster family
    Foster families provide children with care and upbringing in a home-like environment. A child will live with the foster family on a planned and long-term basis.
  • Reception family
    Reception families can take children even at a very short notice. Children often arrive in foster families directly from a crisis. They live in the families from a few weeks to several months. In order for a family to be a reception family, one of the parents must stay at home.
  • Professional foster family
    Professional foster families receive children requiring special care. In order for a family to be a professional foster family, at least one of the parents must stay at home and he or she must have appropriate training.

Charting the network of relatives and friends

When preparing a child's care in his or her network of relatives and friends, the social worker cooperates with the Outpatient Child Protection social worker and with Family Care social worker.

What does child protection's family care entail?

Family care refers to arranging a child's care and upbringing in a foster family, and the caregivers are called the child's foster parents.