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Footsteps 101 - Caring for orphans

Includes case studies, children’s activities and a moving interview about growing up in a children’s home.

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Alternative care is when someone other than the biological parents cares for a child, eg kinship care, foster care, adoption or residential care. 

Residential care means looking after children outside of a family setting, eg in orphanages or group homes. 

Transitioning is when a residential care centre changes from offering residential care to helping children be cared for in families and the community. A loving, stable family is the ideal place for raising children.