Becoming a foster parent in Ontario

Could you become a foster parent in Southern Ontario or Northern Ontario. Deciding to become a foster parent could be one of the biggest decisions you make in your life, yet also one of the most rewarding.

Becoming a foster parent is a commitment to providing a safe, stable and caring home for a child or youth who may have previously experienced otherwise. There will be challenges – it’s only natural – but overcoming those challenges for a positive outcome is what foster parenting is all about, and we are here to train and support you to achieve that.

Whether the decision to become a foster parent is driven by a desire to give back to your community or a career change, it’s open to a broad range of people. You can find out more about who can become a foster parent in this section.

How can you become a foster parent with Key Assets Fostering?

Your first steps to becoming a foster parent can start right now. It’s important to learn as much as possible about becoming a foster parent before you inquire, so we recommend taking your time to read through this section of the website, as well as pages within the Fostering information tab.

If you would like us to send you one of our Fostering Matters brochures to read in the comfort of your own environment, please contact us.

Note: From the time of your initial inquiry, the fostering application process will take approximately 3 – 4 months.

The different terms for ‘foster parent’

Across the globe, there are many variations of how the term ‘foster parent’ is referenced. Some countries, including the UK, prefer to use the term ‘foster carer’ as it better represents the fact that almost all children in care have birth parents and, although they may not currently be in a position to parent, they still hold the official title of ‘parent’ in that child’s life. In that sense, the term ‘foster parent’ can be seen to intrude on the role of the child’s birth family. The term ‘foster carer’ is also more commonly used in parts of Canada.

Key Assets Fostering supporting you

At Key Assets Fostering, we understand that you will have many questions about becoming a foster parent, and so we’re here to guide you through the journey every step of the way. Contact Key Assets Fostering today to speak to a member of the team about your interest in foster care.

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