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Fostering in the Media
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Fostering In The Media

The Fostering Service uses print, broadcast and social media to raise awareness about fostering and the need for more foster carers. It has generated substantial media coverage in the past few years. Find out more about our stories in the media and become part of building a more effective fostering system to serve our children in need.

Stories of change

The Fostering Service has been featured on television programmes, radio talk shows, community magazines and newspaper articles.


Room at the Table


Room at the Table” is a commemorative book published in 2016 to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Fostering Scheme. The book features stories and recipes of foster families as well as interviews with various professionals involved in foster care. In short, good foster care is a team effort.

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Fostering on the Radio

Parenting Made Easy

Meet Gerard Nonis and Irwin Yip, two foster fathers who, together with their families, are providing a nurturing and loving family-home environment to children in need of temporary care. In this 938 Live radio feature, hear from them their motivations, inspirations and the ups and downs of fostering a child. Click here to listen.

 

Fostering on TV

Flavours of Life

Channel 8 aired a short feature on fostering on their programme, "Flavours of Life". Each story is special, capturing the unique triumphs and challenges of fostering. Tuesday, 8 December 2015.

 

Interview with Foster Mother Ms Joy Shuo

MSF Foster Mother Ms Joy Shuo shares her fostering experience on Channel 8’s Frontline programme. Friday, 9 May 2014.

 

Interview with Foster Mother Mdm Sarimah Amat

MSF Foster Mother Mdm Sarimah Amat shares her fostering experience on Suria’s Pengorbanan programme. Wed 8 Oct 2014.

 

Interview with Foster Mother Mdm Sartha

MSF Foster Mother Mdm Sartha shares her fostering experience on 50Faces. Wed, 1 Apr 2015. http://www.50faces.sg/

Fostering in the news

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Retiree opens home to infant siblings at her own daughter's urging (Thu, 11 May 2017)

Source: [The Straits Times] © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Permission required for reproduction

 

Older Kids need foster homes too (Fri, 12 May 2017)

Source: [The New Paper] © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Permission required for reproduction

 

Fostering kids gives her life meaning (Tue, 14 March 2017)

Source: [The New Paper] © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Permission required for reproduction


 

Their 2 foster children look forward to board game nights (Fri, 26 August 2016)

 Source: [The New Paper] © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Permission required for reproduction

 
They are good children - The New Paper (Wed, 10 Feb 2016)
Source: [The New Paper] © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Permission required for reproduction
English

Giving children shelter for 15 years - Home Team News (Tue, 17 Feb 2015)
Source: Home Team News. Permission required for reproduction. https://www.hometeam.sg
Malay:
Malay

Anak skim MSF raih kasih sayang keluagar jagaan - Berita Harian (Mon, 13 Oct 2014)
Source: [Berita Harian] © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Permission required for reproduction
Malay

Curah kasih buat anak titipan - Berita Harian (Tues, 12 May 2015)

Source: [Berita Harian] © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Permission required for reproduction
Tamil:


Fostering Scheme - Tamil Murasu (Mon, 13 Oct 2014)

Source: [Tamil Murasu] © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Permission required for reproduction


Fostering Scheme - Tamil Murasu (Sun, 12 July 2015)

Source: [Tamil Murasu] © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Permission required for reproduction
Mandarin:

 

妈妈的家常菜 温暖孩子心 - Lianhe Zaobao (Mon, 24 April 2017)

Source: [Lianhe Zaobao] © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Permission required for reproduction

 

Get involved and help change the foster care narrative in Singapore

The media has a great ability to bring awareness to the needs of our most vulnerable children. We are keen for more media coverage to spread the word about fostering as wide as possible.

For media-related opportunities, you can send an email to fostering@msf.gov.sg.

Published On Wed, Mar 18, 2015
Last Reviewed On Wed, Nov 1, 2017