Story: Children’s homes and fostering

Foster carers, 1917

Foster carers, 1917

Foster carers Mrs Mills and her daughter pose with the five babies they cared for at the Dunedin Baby Demonstration show in 1917. They would have been paid for each child in their care, but not enough to make foster care a lucrative profession. Caring for five babies would have been very hard work.

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Reference: CW1, 40/25/22

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Children’s homes and fostering - Foster care and family homes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2021)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 21 Dec 2018