What can I expect in the process of becoming a foster parent?

To become a foster parent, you will have to go through an extensive screening and placement process which includes the following steps.

First Steps to Fostering:

Application Form: fill out the application and submit it as soon as possible.
References: each caregiver must include at least three references.
Criminal Record Check (CRC): apply for a “Vulnerable Sector” CRC. Please note that applicants must have a current CRC and they do expire every 6 months.
Intervention Record Check (IRC): For this step, two pieces of ID will be required.
• Orientation to Caregiver Training (OCT) Sessions.
Second Steps to Fostering:
Emergency First Aid, Level C CPR: Register on your own or call Crossroads for locations that provide Emergency First Aid and Level C CPR.
Drivers Documents: Provide a photocopy of Drivers License(s) and Registration for each vehicle that will be used to transport children. A copy of vehicle insurance must also be provided. A driver’s abstract may or may not be requested.
Vehicle Insurance: Minimum vehicle insurance is $2,000,000.00.
Home Insurance: Minimum home insurance is ______________.
Medicals: Each caregiver must provide a completed medical from a doctor.
SAFE Questionnaire 1: Both caregivers must separately complete all sections of SAFE Questionnaire 1.
Financial Information: Complete the financial information form and provide a photocopy of each caregiver’s T4 slip or Notice of Assessment.
Safety Steps: Provide a house floor plan with clearly marked exits in case of an emergency.
Third and Forth Steps:
Home Study: A home study writer will be assigned to your family and work with you to complete this.
• Environment Safety Assessment.