FOSTER OR ADOPT A CHILD

For children and youth who have experienced the traumas of abuse and neglect, forming strong bonds and finding comfort with new people can be a struggle.

You can be an ally to vulnerable children and youth and Stand Up for Kids by opening your home as a foster or adoptive parent to provide comfort and support for kids in care. The support of a caring foster or adoptive family provides many benefits for children and youth, including a sense of safety and stability, improvements to their overall health and well-being, and help to overcome their past traumas so that they may build their own strength and resilience.

63,000

children and youth across Canada who are living in foster care, kinship care, group care, and treatment facilities

Over

235,000

children and youth in Canada are at
risk of abuse and neglect

30,000

children and youth in Canada’s child welfare system are eligible
for permanent adoption

Only

2,000

are adopted each year

For information about how to become a foster parent in Canada, please visit:

Ontario

Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies oacas.org/childrens-aid-child-protection/fostering
Foster Parents Society of Ontario fosterparentssociety.org

 

Alberta

Alberta Foster and Kinship Association afpaonline.com

 

British Columbia 

BC Federation of Foster Parent Associations bcfosterparents.ca
Federation of Aboriginal Foster Parents fafp.ca/fp-opportunities

 

Manitoba

The Kinship & Foster Family Network of Manitoba mffn.ca

 

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Foster Families Association nbfosterfamilies.ca

 

Newfoundland and Labrador 

Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association nlffa.ca

 

Northwest Territories 

Foster Family Coalition of Northwest Territories ffcnwt.com

 

Nova Scotia 

Federation of Foster Families of Nova Scotia fosterfamilies.ns.ca

 

Saskatchewan 

Saskatchewan Foster Families Association (SFFA) sffa.sk.ca

 

Québec 

Fédération des familles d’accueil et ressources intermédiaires du Québec ffariq.org

 

Yukon

Yukon Health and Social Services hss.gov.yk.ca/fostercare.php  

 

Prince Edward Island

Government Family and Human Services princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/family-and-human-services/be-foster-parent 

 

Nunavut

Government Department of Family Services gov.nu.ca/become-foster-parent 

For information about how to adopt in Canada, please visit:

Nationwide 

Adoption Council of Canada adoption.ca

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption davethomasfoundation.ca

North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) nacac.org

Evan B. Donaldson Institute on Adoption adoptioninstitute.org

 

Ontario

AdoptOntario adoption.on.ca 

 

Alberta

Alberta Human Services humanservices.alberta.ca/adoption.html 

 

British Columbia

Adoptive Families Association of B.C. bcadoption.com

 

Manitoba

Government of Manitoba gov.mb.ca/fs/childfam/adoption.html 

 

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Department of Social Development gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/adoption.html

 

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development cssd.gov.nl.ca/adoption/

 

Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories Department of Health and Social Services hss.gov.nt.ca/en/services/adoption

 

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Department of Community Services novascotia.ca/coms/families/adoption/index.html

 

Saskatchewan

Adoption Support Centre of Saskatchewan adoptionsask.org/

 

Québec

Government of Québec (French) gouv.qc.ca/FR/Portail/Citoyens/Evenements/DevenirParent/Pages/adoption-quebec-reguliere-banquemixte.aspx  

Government of Québec (English) gouv.qc.ca/EN/Portail/Citoyens/Evenements/DevenirParent/Pages/adoption-quebec-reguliere-banquemixte.aspx 

 

Yukon 

Yukon Health and Social Services hss.gov.yk.ca/adoption.php

 

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Department of Family and Human Services princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/family-and-human-services/adoption

 

Nunavut

Nunavut Department of Children & Family Services gov.nu.ca/family-services/information/adoption