Foster parents play an essential role in supporting children and families during a difficult time in their life.
As a foster family, you may be asked to:
Provide temporary care, love, and nurturance to children while serving as a mentor to their parent. This could include actively helping the parent improve on their parenting abilities. The foster parent assists in helping the children transition home, to a legal guardianship, or adoption by another family, while keeping the child in contact with their kin, culture and community.
Serve as the legal guardian for children while maintaining the children’s contact to kin, culture, and community.
Adopt the children while maintaining the children’s contact to kin, culture and community.