To provide practical and psychosocial support to those families considering/already providing care to OVC's.

Training and Equipping

To provide high-level training to those considering/already providing care to OVC’s so as to improve the experience for both child and foster/adoptive parent and increase the likelihood of successful placements.


To raise the level of awareness around the need for family placements for orphans and vulnerable children (foster care and adoption).

Collaborative Relationships

To develop collaborative relationships with service providers (NPO’S and Government departments) in the field of OVC care.

Family Ties is based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.