The alternative family care is the practice of taking a child or teenager to live as a permanent member of another family that is not their own.
The main objective is to provide a family group for children and teenagers who are temporarily deprived of familiar coexistence, where a respectful bond of their developmental necessities is built, maturity and subjective construction, respectful of their family of origin and where learning about values that make for their cultural, historical and spiritual identity is encouraged. The Alternative Family Care is an option to add affection to the lives of children through new people that offer them care and love, giving them a place in their own lives and promoting their social and community integration.
In this way, children reinforce their identity and self confidence, experiencing a new bond of care and respect. The alternative family care provides them with the possibility to obtain a family and community network that generally takes years to build.