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FOSTER CARE

CONSULTATION

Thinking about fostering? Wanting to understand how it all works or curious about how to begin? We are happy to provide you with up-to-date information on how to become a foster parent and what being a foster parent looks like. From legal requirements, a home study, to working alongside social workers and birth families, we want to support you in making that decision. Foster care is a beautiful way to support a child who needs a family. 

Did you know that becoming a foster parent isn't the only way to make a HUGE difference in the lives of children in Canada's child welfare system? Equally important roles include:

  • Respite caregivers - who care for a child for a short time when their foster parents can't 

    • This can be done as a general respite caregiver available to any foster families in your area or as a specific respite caregiver for a particular family that you know​

  • Birth Family Wrap-Around Support - being the support system for families struggling and navigating the child welfare system with their children.

    • Having enough good quality support can be the difference maker for getting their children back and keeping their children at home

  • Child mentoring - being there for a child in care to feel seen, heard, valued, cared about and understood. 

    • This can take many forms from formal mentorship through an established organization or program to informal friendship and connection that is intentional about investing in the child​

  • Foster Family Support - being the support network for a foster family and children

    • Be a supporting friend

      • check in calls

      • bring coffee

      • bring meals

      • help with laundry, dishes, yard work, car maintenance, school supplies etc.

    • Be available to drive kids to/from events, work, school etc.

    • Babysitting/helping in the home

    • Pick up groceries, prescriptions...

 

If you are interested in exploring ways to support kids in care and/or foster families, or if you are a current foster parent and require support, please contact us and let us know how we can assist you. Email us at info@homeforeverychild.org or use the contact form below.

 

All consultations are complimentary as we believe every child deserves a family and we want to support you and  in that process!

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