To Foster is to Share Heart and Home with a Child


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Foster Families are needed throughout Newfoundland and Labrador
If you would like to make a difference in the life of a child, please contact the Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association.
Tel: 754-0213   Toll Free: 1-877-754-0218

Interested in becoming a foster family?

Foster Families provide a nurturing, supportive home environment for children who are temporarily unable to live with their biological parents. While children enter the care of the Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development for a variety of reasons, the case plan is almost always reunification with the biological family. Being a foster parent means working as part of a team to ensure the best interests of children are met. The team includes the foster family, birth parents, child, social worker and any other person significant to the child.
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What current foster parents would say to those considering fostering:

"It is one of the most rewarding, fulfilling experience you could ever have. It's not an easy job but it is making a difference. It's not about changing the world but about helping one child at a time."

~ Fronie Blake, Hants Harbour

"At the end of the day when I lay my head on my pillow, I feel blessed. The children that have been in my home are the most precious. Each day their eyes would get brighter and their smile would get bigger. They have opened up their hearts to a new family and we have made them welcome in our home".

Joy, Foster Parent

Comments from young people who have lived in foster homes;

  • "Foster parents are people, strangers really, who care enough about you as an individual to take you into their homes.... I feel that living with foster families has helped me become a stronger person."
  • "What I have learned is that family isn't just the blood that runs in your veins but also the love running in your heart"
  • "I just want to say to all foster parents, be consistent. These children have been let down in their lives, if not they wouldn't be in care. They need you to stick it out with them, more than you'll ever know. And always remember, even if the young people in your home push you away they are still learning good things from you and they will take those good things with them.....My experiences have shown me that foster homes are safe and positive places to live. I think it takes a very special person to do the things it takes to be a foster parent."

See Recruitment for more information.