Becoming A Foster Parent
Foster Parents make a difference! We need Foster Parents across the province
Foster Parents make a difference in the lives of the children and youth they support every day. Do you have what it takes to become a Foster Parent?
- Can you provide a loving, supportive, and nurturing environment?
- Do you have patience and are you able to mentor a young person?
- Can you open your home and your heart to a child or teen in need?
- Can you work with the child’s family and social worker?
If you answered ‘yes’ we want to hear from you! Our program will help connect you to a resource social worker in your area to get your application started. While the requirements vary in each community, there is a need for Foster Parents wanting to work with: children and youth with special needs, at risk teens, high risk babies, and sibling groups.
Call your area’s Network Facilitator(s) for more information and any questions you may have.
Although the process varies in each area, generally enquiries that come through our team members from potential Foster Parents are directed to the local resource worker where a pre-screening is done to collect information. From there a Pre-Service Orientation (PSO) training is set up to help potential homes make an informed decision about fostering.
Want more information? Here’s the link to the new provincial recruitment website, Fostering Connections where there is helpful information on becoming a Foster Parent for Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), a Delegated Aboriginal Agency (DAA) or a First Nations band.
What are the steps to becoming a Foster Parents? Here is the link to MCFD’s website How Do I Become a Foster Parent? outlining the process.
"A hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove, but the world may be a little better because I was important in the life of a child."