When a child or young person's family is unable to provide the necessary care, the child or young person is cared for by extended family or by carers who are not related to him/her. This could be in the short or in the long term.
_Click on this link, from the Open Home Foundation for some helpful information about Foster Care/Kinship Care
Foster Hope NZ
Foster Hope is a registered charity in New Zealand which provides the basics for children going into foster care. We make up kits to be given to children when they are removed from their homes, with a backpack and a carry all bag containing hygiene products (toothpaste, shampoo etc) and some items that will show them they are loved (books, soft toys etc)