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.
  • Complete PRIDE Pre-Service Training (10 e-learning sessions and 2 live check-ins that help you ensure you understand what fostering will require of you and decide if you want to proceed)
  • Fill out the Crossroads Foster Care Application Form – each applicant must include at least three references.
  • Complete an Emergency First Aid and Level C CPR course and provide us with the certificate.
  • Provide the following documents:
    • Scan of Driver’s License(s), Vehicle registration(s) and Insurance policy for each vehicle showing $2 million liability.
    • Scan of Home Insurance policy showing $2 million liability
    • A Medical reference from your doctor for each caregiver
    • SAFE Questionnaire 1: Both caregivers must separately complete all sections of the questionnaire.
    • A completed financial form detailing your finances and a scan of supporting documents (T4 or Notice of Assessment)
  • Provide a Floor Plan of your home with emergency exits clearly marked
  • Obtain a Criminal Record Check for the Vulnerable Sector for every adult in your home
  • Obtain an Intervention Record Check for every adult in your home (2 pieces of ID required)
  • Participate in a Home Study: A Home Study Writer will be assigned to your family and work with you to complete an extensive report detailing your history and current family situation.
  • Complete an Environment Safety Assessment.