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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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She reported her mum for abuse - The New Paper (Sun, 30 Nov 2014)

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She dreaded visiting her biological parents - The New Paper (Sun, 30 Nov 2014)
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A different sort of fairy tale - Family & Life (October 2014 issue)
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Foster parents, unconditional love - The New Paper on Sunday (Sun, 13 July 2014)

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He’s a ‘Papa’ at 57 – Couple has been fostering children for 13 years - The New Paper (Tue, 07 Oct 2014)
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Giving children shelter for 15 years - Home Team News (Tue, 17 Feb 2015)
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They are good children - The New Paper (Wed, 10 Feb 2016)
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Anak skim MSF raih kasih sayang keluagar jagaan - Berita Harian (Mon, 13 Oct 2014)
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Malay

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

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

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

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Mandarin

给孩子温喛的爱 - Lianhe Zaobao (Sat, 20 Sep 2014)
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Mandarin

难舍恩情不愿离,女郎报答养父母 - Lianhe Wanbao (Sun, 30 Nov 2014)
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好心义工妈妈 代养 - Lianhe Zaobao (Wed, 10 Feb 2016)
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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 Tue, May 2, 2017