Why become a foster parent with Immerse?

We’re Aotearoa’s first therapeutic foster care agency where training in TBRI® and support provides healing homes.

                     Our Vision is a transformed and transformational culture of foster care in Aotearoa.

The Immerse mission is to help significantly improve outcomes for tamariki whāngai (children in foster care) by providing nurturing sustainable connections, that utilise a therapeutic team approach.

We are a registered not-for-profit Charity that endeavours to INSPIRE, TRAIN and SUPPORT individuals and families to become lasting foster parents.

We recognise that children can experience holistic wellbeing and improved outcomes when they are IMMERSED into safe and nurturing therapeutic environments.

Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®)

When you become a foster parent with us, you’ll be trained in Trust-Based Relational Intervention®

TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed, whole-child, multi-systemic and evidence-based intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children.

TBRI® uses Connecting Principles for attachment needs, Empowering Principles to address physical needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. While the intervention is based on years of attachment, sensory processing, and neuroscience research, the heartbeat of TBRI® is connection.

We provide these services to ensure the best care

for our tamariki and support for our foster parents:

Every child at Immerse receives a complete wraparound service.

Every foster parent will receive ongoing training, support and resources.

Ingage is a therapeutic programme wrapped in fun, this runs every second Saturday during the school term for our children in care.

Imerge is our unique strength-based coaching service for children in care aged 13+ years. We’re helping them to transition successfully to interdependence.


Immerse host free sessions on foster care called Unpacking Fostering where you can find out more about what it’s like to become a foster parent!

Thanks for the support

Become a foster parent?

Interested in becoming a foster parent or finding out more? We’d love to chat with you!

Please feel free to email us via our contact form or call us on 09 282 3724 or 0508 FOSTER (0508 367837) with any questions or inquiries you may have.

E: info@immerse.org.nz