Become a Foster Parent
If you have considered foster parenting we would love to hear from you. We provide support and education during the application process and continue to provide support once you become a foster parent.
Foster parents can be single, married, or common-law, or in a same-sex relationship. Being a parent is not a prerequisite. They can be people who work outside the home, raising their own children, an empty nester, or retired from all walks of life, culture or religion. It is important to have an extensive group of foster parents with similar cultural backgrounds as the children who need care. The more you have in common, the more likely the connection will be strong. With continuity comes security and stability.
Children enter foster care when their parents are temporarily unable to care for them. In some cases, the parents may be struggling with addiction, mental health issues, or physical illness. Children may be in care for as little as a few days, or may stay with a foster family for even months or enter into Long-Term Care.
Support Documentation Collected During Application Process:
- Home Study
- References (3 to 5)
- Foster Family
- (Vulnerable) Criminal Reference
- C.A.S Records Check
- Application Questionnaire
- Confidentiality Statement
- Insurance Coverage (home and auto)
- Driver’s License
- Physical Home Assessment
- Foster Care Service Agreement
Copy of Pet Vaccines