How to start

If you are interesting in becoming a foster parent or in obtaining more information, please call toll free 1-855-683-8111.

How to start

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent or in obtaining more information, please call the Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development toll free 1-855-683-8111.


A social worker will answer your questions and provide you with information about fostering, tell you about the process of becoming a foster parent and send you an application form.


After you return your completed application, a social worker will call you to discuss your application, answer any further questions you may have, provide you with the date of the next PRIDE session and connect you with a social worker in your area to begin the assessment process.


Becoming a foster parent is an important decision, and it is important for you to be sure of your choice to become a foster parent for a child or youth in care. A social worker will support you through the process of deciding if fostering is right for you.


It is important to find a good match between children and youth in care and foster families. You will be involved in the decision making process about the placement of a child or youth in your home. The Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development will work with you to match you with a child or youth that is a good fit for your skills and abilities, and work with you in making the placement a successful one.


Information and support about fostering is also available through the Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association. You can visit their website at www.nlffa.ca or phone 709-754-0213 or toll free 1-877-754-0218

I consider fostering to be one of the greatest privileges that I have had.

Stephanie
Foster Parent

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