We’re looking for special people
Being a foster parent isn’t for everyone. You need to be a special person. It can be a challenging role at times. It also takes time to go through the approval process. But if you want to make a difference in lives of deserving children, there’s no better way to get involved. The benefits of helping children in need speak for themselves.
Steps to Becoming a Foster Parent
- Contact us. We’ll call you back to get some basic information.
- We contact you. Your inquiry is assigned to our resource worker. They will arrange a meeting with you to collect more detailed information, explain the application and approval process and answer any questions you might have.
- PRIDE and SAFE (which happen at the same time)
- You take PRIDE. PRIDE stands for Parent Resources for Information, Development and Education. It is a provincial training program given locally by our Agency which usually involves 10 three-hour sessions over a three month period.
- We conduct SAFE. SAFE stands for Structured Analysis Family Evaluation. It’s a comprehensive set of assessment tools to determine your eligibility, suitability and readiness to become a foster parent. It takes about 10 hours of meetings to complete.
- Approval. Once you have completed PRIDE and your home assessment your family is then consider an "approved" home which is open for placement. You will be assigned to a new resource worker who will support you on an on-going basis as you work with our Agency.
- Placement. Once a match is made between you and a child in need of a foster home we will make a placement with you.
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