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Get Inspired by Foster Parents in the News

Straits Times article on foster parents

7 Jun 2021

More Singapore couples chose to foster last year amid pandemic

Source: Straits Times

After years of wondering if they were ready enough to be foster parents, Pastor Mak Zhe Hao and his wife Cheng Wenshan finally took the plunge and brought home a five-year-old boy in December.

Mothership article on foster parents

13 Nov 2021

‘We have so much love to give’: S’porean couple in their 40s on fostering a 4-year-old child

Source: Mothership

“We didn’t expect anything with this child, we just wanted her to grow, or evolve at her own pace. But when given the opportunity with a good environment and a lot of attention… she [managed to develop] as a better person,” said Nurasikin, foster mother.


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Books and Stories About Fostering

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Children's Storybook: Support for Lisa

Support for Lisa narrates the journey of a foster child learning about her support network to help ensure her safety and well-being. This storybook is suitable for children from ages 5 to 9.

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Children's Storybook: Home Away from Home

Epworth Community Services developed this children's storybook narrating what foster care in Singapore is like, from the perspective of a foster child. This storybook is suitable for children 6 years old and above.


History of Fostering

Since 1956, the MSF Fostering Scheme has helped provide a safe, stable and nurturing home environment to children and young persons who have been abused, neglected or abandoned.

Seasons of Love

A foster father reflects on his family's fostering journey as his foster child slowly accepts them. The story culminates in a bittersweet goodbye as she returns to her birth family.

Big Little Moments

Little moments in the fostering journey bring joy and meaning to the foster family, and contribute to the larger milestones (i.e. the big moments) in a foster child's life to help them feel safe and secure.

Anak Titipan

Content creator Sujimy Mohmad interviews a foster mother of more than 14 years.