Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington is hosting upcoming open houses to recruit foster parents. Details are provided in the following release:
Come to our Foster Recruitment Open Houses in February and March.
We’re urgently looking for foster homes for teens. Being a foster parent isn’t for everyone. It’s challenging, but there’s no better way to help kids in need than to be their foster parent.
Come to our Open Houses and talk to us. We know you have questions. We have answers. Come talk to our staff, current foster parents just like you and real teens in foster care.
Kingston – Thursday, February 8th, 2018 at 7:00PM. 817 Division Street
Napanee – Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 at 7:00PM. 99 Advance Avenue
And even if it is not for you, you can still help. Chances are you know someone who could be a foster parent. Help us help the kids we serve by telling those you know about fostering, and about our need for foster homes. Send them this or drop them a note. You’ll be helping more than you think.
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What’s involved in becoming a Foster Parent?
We’re looking for very special people. Becoming a foster parent is hard work. There’s mandatory training and a variety of checks. It will take time and commitment. We’ll support you on your journey.
Just like you will be welcoming a foster child into your family, we’ll be welcoming you into our family.
We believe in diversity. The kids we serve come from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, creeds and orientations. That’s why we are looking for diversity in the foster parents we recruit. We need foster parents who are committed to helping kids better their lives and find their futures.
The kids we serve are all different. We have a significant number of teens that need foster homes. They’ll need your guidance and experience as they begin the transition from childhood to becoming young adults. All of the kids we serve are more than the sum of the challenges they have faced. With your help they will be able to be all they can be.
How can I get started?
The best place to start is to contact us. We have people waiting to talk to you about fostering. Or, you can go to our website for more information, including videos, downloads and more.
FIND OUT MORE at BeTheHelpKidsNeed.ca.
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