Family and Children's Services
Services à la famille et à l'enfance

Foster Parent Open Houses

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We’re urgently looking for foster homes for teens. Being a foster parent isn’t for everyone. It’s challenging, but there’s no better way to help kids in need than to be their foster parent. Come to our Open Houses and talk to us. We know you have questions. We have answers. Come talk to our staff, current foster parents just like you and real teens in foster care. And even if it is not for you, you can still help by telling those you know about fostering, and about our need for foster homes for teens. See you at the Open Houses!
Tuesday, May 29 at 7 PM - 9 PM
2876 Campbell Rd, Sydenham, ON K0H 2T0
Monday, June 11 at 5:30 PM - 6:30PM
817 Division Street, Kingston, ON K7K 4C2

WATCH our Facebook Livestream event from 2017 where we answered all your questions about becoming a foster parent. 


We're ready to talk to you about Foster Parenting.

Being a foster parent isn’t for everyone. It can be challenging. 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.

Contact us. We have people waiting to talk to you and answer all your questions. 

Steps to Becoming a Foster Parent

  1. Contact us. We’ll call you back to get some basic information.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. 
  5. 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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