The Department of Social Welfare is encouraging interested persons in the Cape Coast Metropolis to apply for foster care. This will make it possible for orphans, lost and other disadvantaged or vulnerable children to be integrated in families instead of them being institutionalized.
This initiative is in line with government’s Care Reform Initiative which discourages institutionalization of children. Despite the introduction of this policy ten years ago, its implementation has been slow due to low public support. The Cape Coast Metropolis lacks government residential homes.