In Search Of...
Caregivers with a medical background to help care for our infants prenatally exposed to drugs and/or alcohol.
Caregivers with some experience working with children dealing with mental health issues.
Request your FREE Foster Info Kit now.
Becoming a Foster Parent
Foster families help promote the growth and development of children whose own family is temporarily unable to care for them. The goal of fostering is to reunite the child with their family (when it is safe to do so), which means placements are generally short-term.
Who can become a foster parent?
Anyone who is over 19 years of age is welcome to apply. If you have love for children, patience, a good sense of humour, and a willingness to be part of a team, we encourage you to consider fostering. You can be single, married, or in a life partnership. You can rent or own your house, condo, apartment, or townhouse.
While we are looking for foster families from all backgrounds, we urgently need caregivers with a medical background and/or experience working with children with mental health challenges.
Steps to Become a Foster Parent
- Attend a Foster Information Session
- Fill out the Foster Family Questionnaire
- Meet with someone from the Home Study Team & start Application Process
- Get a Criminal Record Check
- Ask your Doctor to provide a Medical Reference
- Provide References
- Complete the Home Study
- Pre-Service Orientation Course
- Sign the Foster Home Agreement
These steps can take anywhere from six to nine months, depending on the types of children you are interested in caring for and the current need in our community. We encourage you to come to one of our Information Sessions to learn more about fostering and how it may fit with your lifestyle.