What does it mean to be a foster parent?

Foster parents play a vital role in the lives of children in care.

While birth-parents work to complete various requirements to achieve reunification with their children, foster parents keep children connected to their families and communities, ensure the health and wellness of children in their care, support identity development, advocate for the children in care, and meet the various needs of the children in care.

Foster providers also work alongside of the child welfare team to meet the needs of the children in their care.