Family Services

The Need for Foster Care


Foster homes provide a temporary substitute family for children who may later be re-united with their birth family or move to a permanent home.

Children are placed into foster care when they are found to be in need of protection under the Child and Family Services Act, and are unable to remain in their family home until the concerns have been resolved.

The concerns that may lead to a child being removed from their family home include emotional problems of parent or child, behavioral problems, conflict with the law, abuse, neglect or exploitation, or the absence of a suitable guardian or caretaker.

The children placed in foster homes come from all walks of life. These children come into care for many different reasons and may bring with them a variety of challenges. The stable environment that your home can provide will help calm their fears and anxieties, and will make their transition into your home easier.