Foster parents and kinship caregivers help connect children with family and community. These caregivers play an important role in supporting the well-being of Alberta’s children and helping families reunite. And I thank them for the important role they play in our communities.
Irfan Sabir, Minister of Human Services
If you meet the following criteria, you can apply be a foster parent:
A foster child can be of any age or gender. Some children need longer term placements (especially teenagers) and others need short term placements.
Foster children may:
Foster children are like other children and require love, comfort, security and stability.
They take care for the day-to-day needs of their foster child, including the child’s physical, spiritual and cultural needs.
They work as a team member with their foster child, the foster child’s family, the foster child’s caseworker, and other professionals.
They complete foster care training that enhances and develops their parenting skills to a professional level.
Supports are provided through Alberta Human Services foster care support workers, other foster parents and the Alberta Foster Parent Association.
Supports include, but are not limited to, ongoing contacts and visits from the foster care support worker and the child’s caseworker, training, resources for respite and child care, peer support, support groups, and recognition events.
McMan Foster Recruitment
McMan recruits and trains foster and adoptive families for South Region Child and Family Services.