The McMan Foster Recruitment Program is responsible for the recruitment, training and screening of foster parents for Children's Services in Medicine Hat, Brooks and surrounding area. Once a person becomes an approved foster parent, they then become supported and financially compensated by Children's Services.
Foster care is providing temporary family-based care for children who, for their own safety and well-being, cannot stay in their own homes.
Kinship care is a family home that is approved to care for a child in need because of a family connection or significant relationship to the child (e.g. grandparent, aunt, close family friend).
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.
You have complete control over which child(ren) is placed in your home. We believe parents know best their strengths and limitations and know what type of child would best fit into their family.
Basic Maintenance Rate – This is a per diem based on the child’s age that covers the day-to-day costs of caring for a child. Basic maintenance rates are intended to cover the cost of food, clothing, personal care items and general household costs.
Skill Fees – This is intended to compensate foster parents for their level of expertise gained through training and experience.
Once you become a licensed foster parent, you are provided with ongoing training and support through Children's Services.
Foster parents are reimbursed for all training-related costs, including transportation, accommodation, meals and babysitting.
Supports are provided through Children's 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 Children's Services in Medicine Hat, Brooks and surrounding area.