Foster care can be an important part of the continuum of care choices for children. When foster care is administered appropriately, with the proper mechanisms, structures and resources, it allows children to remain in a loving and caring family while authorities work towards family reintegration or permanent alternatives. This report is the product of an extensive global literature review of over 170 documents, interviews with key global and national NGOs, academic institutions, child protection networks, governments and the social work sector and the expertise of seven Family members. View the report in English.