Every child has a right to grow up in a safe and happy environment, but too often we are reminded that things are not always that way.
Foster care involves providing a caring and supportive home environment for children or youth for a period of a few days, weeks, months, a year, or more.
After a child has been placed in foster care, the Children's Aid Society works with the natural parent(s) to improve the home conditions, with the goal of returning the child to a safe and caring environment.
Being a foster parent is a rewarding experience, but it is not without challenges. Many of the children who rely on foster care programs come from situations of abuse or neglect, resulting in emotional and/or behavioural problems.