Temporary and Long-Term Fostering
The Children’s Aid Society is responsible for the safety and protection of children. Wherever possible, the CAS works to keep children in their own family. When this is not possible, a child may be brought into the care of the CAS. Foster parents provide a temporary home for children who are in the care of the CAS. Children may need foster care for just a few days, a week, several months or possibly years.
Foster parents work with CAS staff as part of a team to develop a plan for each child in care. The ideal plan is usually to reunite a child with their family. Where this is not possible, the plan may include adoption or long-term foster care. Foster parents come from all walks of life and a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. They have a genuine interest in children and a sense of community responsibility.