For a number of reasons, grandparents may become the primary caregivers for their grandchildren, either for short periods or permanently.
Bringing a new baby in to the family home can be a time of great joy and great change.
Adjusting to two homes is difficult for everyone, and making it work takes time, patience and understanding.
When a break up happens in the family, it can be hard on everyone, especially when there are children involved.
How to put your children first during your separation.
When a parent is absent from a child or young person’s life, they are likely to experience a range of thoughts and feelings about the situation.
A blended family is where one or both of the new partners have children from a previous relationship, and have combined to form another family unit.
Adopting a child is challenging, whether you are bringing a child in to your existing family or adopting a step child. Whāngai is a customary Māori practice where a child is raised by someone other than their birth parents.
Being separated from a loved one for long periods of time, is difficult - being in prison, or having a parent in prison adds another level of complexity.
All children deserve to be safe and nurtured. "Foster" means to take care of and to help to grow and develop.
Estrangement can be defined as the breakdown of a supportive relationship, between whānau members and other close relationships.