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Become a foster parent

Terrace Youth Residential Services is eagerly seeking families interested in providing a safe, loving environment to children or youth in need in the Ottawa area, Durham region, Trenton hills, Belleville area or Kingston area.

If you answer YES to the following questions, becoming a foster parent may be the perfect opportunity for you!

  • Do you genuinely enjoy caring for children or youth?
  • Do you view a foster child as a potentially valued member of your family?
  • Is your life stable enough (financially, health and relationship wise) to welcome and care for a child or youth?
  • Are you understanding, flexible and open to change, and would you consider the new presence of a child or youth in your life as a positive thing?
  • Would you enjoy working in partnership with health and welfare professionals such as social workers, teachers, child and youth workers, therapists and other medical professionals?
  • Are you comfortable with diversity and see yourself as capable to care for children or youth that may have different origins, cultures, religions for your own?
  • Would you acknowledge the importance of a child/youth’s family of origin?
  • When possible would you see yourself as able to do what it takes to support and help build a healthy relationship between the foster child under your care and his/her family?
  • Will the significant people in your life welcome the arrival of a foster child and support you in your new role?

Are you the right fit?

If you answered YES to all or most of the questions above, then you are most likely a great fit for foster caring and foster caring may be right for you and your family! Please contact admin@terraceyouth.ca for further information on how to become a foster parent!

Apply Now

Did you answer yes to the questions above? Becoming a foster parent might be the right fit for you. Submit the contact form below with your details and our team will be in-touch with you soon!

Not sure? Check out some frequently asked questions below or browse our FAQ page.

SEE OUR FAQ 

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to the most frequent questions new or prospective foster parents ask! Not what you’re looking for? Please contact our foster care department at 613-831-1105. Don’t forget to mention your interest in becoming a foster parent to a child or youth in need.

Why should I foster?
Who should foster?
What are the requirements to become a Terrace Youth Foster Parent?
What region do Terrace Youth Foster Parents live in?
Can a foster parent be employed at the same time?
Is it necessary to be married and become a Terrace Youth foster parent?
Who are the children or youth in the Terrace Youth Foster Care Program?
What is specialized foster care?
How long do children typically live with foster parents?
What support services does Terrace Youth offer foster parents?
What are the steps to become a Terrace Youth Foster parent?