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Foster parents are people who are committed to making a difference in the life of a child.

Our foster parents reside in or in close proximity to York Region and are at least 18 years of age. They may be married or single. They may or may not already have children of their own. Foster families come from a variety of cultural, spiritual, economic, and lifestyle situations.

Successful foster families tend to share some common characteristics. They often:

  • Like to spend time with children and place high value on parenting
  • Have an understanding of children, their development, and their needs
  • Enjoy learning
  • Have an optimistic and positive life view
  • Are patient and consistent, yet able to meet new challenges with flexibility

All foster families receive extensive training, regular relief, and ongoing support from our foster care team.

If you would like to learn more about fostering, please complete the following form and someone from our office will contact you.

First and last name:
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Home phone:
Cell phone:
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To assist us with our recruitment efforts, it would be helpful for us to know the various ways in which you have heard about fostering (Please check ALL that apply):
Facebook Ad
York Region Municipality Website
Our Website
Homes for Kids website
Newspaper Ad/Stories
Radio/Television Ad
Booth Display at Event
Poster Ad at Community Center
Poster Ad at other organization.
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Friend Referred
Knows someone that fosters
Always known about it
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