Story: Children’s homes and fostering

Foster parents

Foster parents

Between 1993 (when they first started fostering) and 2009, Heather May and James Tuhoro of Hamilton fostered 380 children. They received the Queen's Service Medal (QSM) for their services to foster care in 2009.

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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 September 2020)

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