Foster parents play such an important role. You are the temporary connection and support system children and youth in care need, to help them stay connected to their families and communities as they walk through a challenging time of their lives,” said Alberta Foster and Kinship Association Executive Director Melissa Jones
The province of Alberta has launched a campaign called ‘Just Like You’ to in hopes of creating 100 additional foster placements over the next year.
With a decrease in the number of foster parents in the province, the government is raising awareness for the need for more foster parents through a campaign with hopes of creating 100 foster placements over the next year.
With more foster homes, children are less likely to have to leave their home communities or be separated from their siblings. Helping kids stay connected to their sources of support helps them thrive, while ensuring their safety and well-being.
“We’re looking for more foster parents – just like you – to provide a stable, loving home to children and youth in government care, whether on a full-time or part-time basis,” said Minister of Children’s Services Mickey Amery. “I have heard from children in care about what a huge difference one person or one family can make. By becoming a foster parent, you could make a positive change that impacts a child’s life, and in turn future generations.”
This is part of an ongoing effort by the Ministry of Children’s services to Create more stability within the system in order to reduce the number of moves and minimize the disruption in children routines during their time in case.
Foster parents can be single or have a partner, be in their 20s, middle-aged or a senior, be in the midst of raising their own children, not have any children or be an empty nester. They can live in the city, a small town or in the country. Albertans with specialized medical training are encouraged to become foster parents because their knowledge and skills can help children in care who have medical issues.
Albertans interested in learning more may call 1-844-957-0552 or email email@example.com.