Become a Foster Parent

The Problem

While institutionalization of vulnerable children should be a national concern, Kampala district represents a unique climate by sheltering most institutional orphanages and babies homes in the country. A disproportionate number of these children are from ages 0-14 year’s old, raising concern about the length of a childhood spent without an individual parent figure for attachment.


  • Over 15% of the children in institutional orphanages were placed before turning 6 months old (Walakira, Dumba, Bukenya, 2015).
  • 28% of children in institutional orphanages are less than 3 years old (Walakira, Dumba, Bukenya, 2015) Click to Learn More A Family For All Children Baseline – Survey – Report
  • Material poverty rather than lack of caregivers is the dominant reason for placing children in institutional care. Click to Read More Orphanage Life harms Uganda’s Children

Our Strategy

Community support has helped us develop non-institutionalized foster care alternatives. Foster children are placed in individualized foster families that suit their personalities and needs just like any biological nuclear family.  God is turning evil into good for His glory and helping communities regain their pride through their service to vulnerable children.

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Our foster parents are their child’s advocate, they are the heart and soul of Community Network For Orphans Uganda. They live in the communities they serve and understand the needs of their foster children.


Foster parents aspire to rebuild childhoods as they make a living for themselves, to be self-sustaining in raising their foster child by the third year.


Our family caseworkers have been trained in nearly all aspects of child development and evidenced-based, trauma management and treatment interventions. We provide ongoing training and support to foster families who are providing traumatized children with a safe haven during a time of crisis and transition.



  • Foster Parent Recruitment and Training
  • Relative Foster Care
  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Informal to Formal Adoption Support

Foster Children

Children come into contact with CNFOUG from various traumatic situations. Some children are fleeing sexual or physical abuse, life on the streets, abandonment during chorionic illness, the death of all guardians, while others need only temporary protection as their families adjust to traumatic events such as the death or imprisonment of a breadwinner and guardians.

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Many of the children suffer from a spirit of rejection resulting from repeated voluntary or involuntary abandonment or mistreatment.


CNFOUG places children and youth in a range of foster care families based on a child’s unique care plan. Currently, CNFOUG has registered and trained 50 foster parents to care for the varied group of children that come in contact with us. Some parents have specialized skill sets in caring for severely traumatized children while others are not. Children are matched with foster parents according to their unique needs and temperament to encourage stable and safe child placements.


CNFOUG is looking for adults of good standing in society to join our Foster Parent Team. If you’re interested in helping a vulnerable child recover from their of loss of family by sharing your family home, please Contact Us  


In our first year of existence, we have rescued 20 children from dangerous living conditions, reunited 15 unattached children with both kin and nonkin foster parents. CNFOUG is shaping a community environment that focuses on the unique, social-emotional needs of vulnerable children and youth who have experienced trauma through institutional orphanages or repeated abandonment.

Become a Foster Parent

Become a Foster Parent

Open your home to a child in need and become a Foster parent. You will receive training and support to raise your foster child. This is your chance to rewrite a child’s story right before your very eyes, with your own talent, time and dedication. Your gift of a family will be a living legacy for a child in need and have lasting effects long after you leave this world.


  • Space for self-help group counseling with a facilitator
  • Occasional daycare
  • Tutoring sessions for all the children in their family
  • Income-generating skills training
  • Money management skills
  • Free use of the community library
  • Mobile money subsidies for their foster child


It is neither self-seeking nor a sign of weakness to need support and information to help you provide care. When you register to join our foster parent team, a Family Liaison team member will contact you to conduct a caregiver assessment and to create a care plan specific to your needs and your matched child. You can also meet with your Family Liaison Officer at any point to adjust the plan as the need arises.

Our goal is to raise children in safe, loving homes. We believe, a happy foster parent makes a happy home.

Respite Care

Kyanja Community Resource Center is positioned as a respite place to help foster parents provide the best possible care to their foster children, while also focusing on their personal growth and well-being.


A safe space where foster parents and low-income families meet to receive self-help group counseling, training in income-generating skills like intensive farming, baking, tailoring and art, and craft.


Would You like to join this team,  are you that special person we are looking for? Are you willing to receive enough training, preparation, and a strong support network to restore broken souls or even just a clean bed to lend to a child in their new reality?