Fostering

Fostering

Do you feel that you have something to give? Are you looking to change your life and embrace a new challenge? Do you love working with children and youth? Consider fostering.

Foster parents provide a safe home and a temporary solution for children, while we help their families make the changes needed to enable their children to come back home. 75% of children in foster care will return to the care of their parents in less than three months.

Foster parents come in all shapes and sizes. They are as unique and diverse as the children we serve. Singles, couples and families – they come from all ages, life stages, cultures and sexual orientations. Consider joining this unique community of special people.

Assistance

Foster families receive a daily non-taxable reimbursement for children and youth residing in their home to cover the cost of food, shelter and other living expenses. As well there are clothing and recreational allowances which vary according to the age of the child.  Health and dental coverage is by SMFC.

Professional Support

Each foster family is supported by a resource worker and has access to the agency 24 hours a day. As well there is a Foster Parent Association that meets regularly and provides support and a network of families with mutual interests.

Training

We recognize the importance and benefits of ongoing training; it offers regular workshops and courses to enhance the knowledge and expand child-related skills for foster families.

 

Fostering & Adoption Inquiry Form

Are you interested in learning more about fostering or adoption? Please fill out the simple form below and we will contact you to talk about next steps.
  • Please provide us any additional information that you would like to share about your interest in fostering or adoption.
    Our database that we use to capture information about care-giving families is shared across the province with other Children's Aid Societies. We require your consent to capture your information in our system. The Child Protection Information Network (CPIN) is a province-wide, single information system for all children's aid societies (CAS) in Ontario. When an individual applies to become a foster or adoptive parent, their identifying information is entered into the system. To continue with the application, the individual will be asked to consent to the collection of their information in CPIN and to a search of the CPIN database. All approved resource parents involved with Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions will be registered in CPIN. This enables information about adoptive/foster families to be readily available to inform adoption workers and assist in making better matches when placing children and youth.