Becoming a Foster Caregiver

To learn more about becoming a foster caregiver, visit the Government of Alberta’s website ; it provides a wealth of information on what’s involved in the application process and what types of supports are available to caregivers. In addition to visiting the Government of Alberta site above, you may submit a form to us below, to attend an information session or meet and greet put on by your local Children’s Services office. All forms and information provided to us through the forms will be provided to Children’s Services for the purposes of providing you with information on becoming a foster caregiver. We wish you all the best on your journey and appreciate you for thinking about opening your heart and home to children in need.

Some basic eligibility requirements are listed below:

“…To apply, you must meet the following criteria:

  • a resident of Alberta
  • at least 18-years old; the maximum age will be determined by the best interests of the child
  • in a stable relationship for at least 12 months prior to applying, if cohabitating
  • physically and mentally capable of safely caring for children with no major illness or trauma in the past 12 months
  • have a residence separate and apart from other caregivers
  • financially stable

Foster caregivers cannot:

  • have become responsible for an additional child in the past year, and/or
  • be currently expecting an additional child through pregnancy or adoption …”

…Retrieved from https://www.alberta.ca/become-foster-caregiver.aspx

Becoming a Kinship Caregiver

If you know a child/youth who has come into care of Children’s Services, and want to learn more about how to become a kinship caregiver, please contact your local Children’s Services office OR Delegated First Nations Agency.

You can learn more about becoming a kinship caregiver by visiting the Government of Alberta website at:

https://www.alberta.ca/become-kinship-caregiver.aspx