Who Are Foster Children?

Children can be admitted to care because of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, neglect and abandonment.

Children can remain in the care of the agency until 18 years of age, and after 18 years of age can enter into a CCSY (Continued Care and Support for Youth) Agreement with the Children’s Aid. Through this agreement young adults are provided with ongoing support and monetary assistance.

Children admitted to care come from diverse ethnic, cultural, and religious family backgrounds. Sibling groups are admitted to care and whenever possible are placed together. Each foster child is a unique individual, with a unique set of needs.

All age groups need foster parents, but currently Highland Shores Children’s Aid has a great need for foster homes for teens and sibling groups. The Society is also looking for respite foster parents who provide temporary relief to foster parents currently fostering for Highland Shores.