An individual or couple who wants to provide a child with a home environment that is safe, nurturing and loving. Individuals or couples with the attributes of patience, flexibility and tolerance.
Individuals or couples who can assist a child in preparing for reunification with his or her biological family, assist a child in moving into an adoptive home or moving onto independent living.
Foster Parents come from diverse cultural, ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds. Foster parents are all ages and are in a variety of life stages.
If you are: a family with young or adult children, a family with no children, a single parent, a couple, retired or stay-at-home parent, or both parents working outside the home and have a love for children, you can apply to become a foster parent.
An educational background or experience in a child-related field is an asset, but not a requirement for fostering.
- Who Can Become a Foster Parent?
- What Do Foster Parents Do?
- What is Involved in Becoming a Foster Parent?
- Who Are Foster Children?
- Types of Foster Care
- Foster Parent Training & Support
- National Foster Family Week
- Learn More about Becoming a Foster Parent
- Children and Youth Who Need Full-time or Relief Foster Families