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 If you need information or advice on fostering in Ireland we have a wide range of services and resources available to prospective and existing foster parents.

A-Z of Fostering

Please note that this publication dates back to 2013.  It is currently under review. While most of the content is still relevant, there have been a number of changes over recent times that have not been amended in the A-Z guide.  Please consult with IFCA’s support helpline on 01 4585123 for clarification on any points.

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The Irish Foster Care Association is the representative body for foster care in Ireland. Child-centred and rights-based, IFCA promotes excellence in foster care for all those involved.

The Irish Foster Care Association Support Service is grateful for the support of this Service by the
Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government under its Scheme to Support National Organisations.


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