Foster Application Process
Call FACS Niagara at: 905-937-7731 or toll free 1-888-937-7731 and ask to speak to the Resources Intake worker. Participate in Phone Screening Process and have preliminary questions answered.
Information package and application mailed to applicant. Complete application and return.
Resources Intake worker will schedule an appointment for further assessment. Home safety inspection will be completed.
Resources Intake worker will register you and invite you to attend PRIDE (Parent Resources Information Development and Education) Pre-Service Training.
Have Criminal Records Check, Child Welfare Check, Health Report and Personal References completed, and returned to the agency.
Attend PRIDE (Parent Resources Information Development and Education) Training (9 weeks)
Continue with the Home Assessment process with Resources Intake worker.
Worker completes assessment and recommends or does not recommend applicant for approval. Worker meets with applicant to review report.
A foster home profile is created outlining availability of beds and what type of child would fit well in the home. Ready for Placement!
The entire application process takes approximately 6-9 months.