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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 birth 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.

If you are interested in learning more about fostering, call (613) 742-1620 ext 1.