Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington has issued the following release for its Foster Recruitment Open House.
The open house will begin at 6pm on Wednesday October 18 at 99 Advance Avenue in Napanee. [MAP]
We’re your Children’s Aid Society and for 123 years we’ve been keeping kids safe. We’re urgently looking for foster homes for teens and kids with special needs.
Being a foster parent isn’t for everyone. It’s challenging, but we’ll be with you every step of the way. There’s no better way to help kids in need than to be their foster parent.
If you want to make a real difference in the lives of kids, and this community, than fostering is for you. 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.
What happens at the Foster Recruitment Open House?
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Come find out how fostering works. We’ll have people there you’ll want to meet – our recruitment staff, current foster parents and more. We know you have questions about fostering. We’ll have answers. And to thank you for coming, we’ll be holding a door prize draw and serving light refreshments.
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. We also need homes for children with developmental disabilities. It could be kids with Autism or Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or medically fragile babies. 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.