Types of Fostering

what you can expect

Fostering children is a temporary means of providing a stable home environment until the children can be returned home or adoptive families can be found. The ideal plan is usually to reunite a child with their family. Where this is not possible, the plan may include adoption or long-term foster care.

Long Term Placements

Older children or youth who continue to have ongoing access with their biological families may reside in a foster home for many years until they reach adulthood or are ready to live independently.

Short-term (Temporary) Placements

Temporary foster care placements can range from a few weeks to months and usually are less than one year. Foster parents and Foster Family Supervisors work with the social workers, biological or adoptive families to integrate the children back into their biological families’ homes or to adoptive families.

Respite Placements

Respite fostering involves children staying with a respite foster family for one or two weekends per month. The child or youth can reside with their biological family or in another Partners in Parenting foster home. Ideally the child or youth goes to the same respite foster home each month for continuity of care providers.

Are You Up for the Challenge? Consider Becoming a Foster Parent!

Partners in Parenting will recruit, train and support qualified and experienced foster families in providing care to children and youth. If you are interested in nurturing children, are caring and compassionate or if you have an understanding of special needs children and youth, then Partners in Parenting is interested in you!

Caring for children is a great reward. Our families enjoy sharing their homes and lives with children who are less fortunate or who have special needs. The children we support range in level of need but they all need caring homes.

If you live in Eastern Ontario and are considering becoming a foster parent, please contact us to set up a meeting in your home.

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You must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul. ~ Gusteau, Ratatouille

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. ~ Dr. Seuss

Our family has fostered with Partners In Parenting for almost ten years. Their heart for children in care is evident. In fact, the founders of Partners In Parenting began as foster parents. The organization has never lost that desire to provide a successful fostering experience for both the child and foster family. As a Partners’ foster family, we benefit from 24 hour/7 days a week support. The on-call system ensures that you can talk with a person rather than a machine whenever help is needed. With this level of support, we are able to confidently provide the love and care of a family for children in care. ~ Mary Ruth

We applied to become foster parents with Partners in Parenting in 1998. We chose Partners in Parenting because it is a small, caring organization that is committed to providing compassionate care to foster children. The organization is unique in providing each family with a Foster Family Supervisor who provides guidance on the many new experiences and challenges in fostering. Foster parents are provided with ongoing training with respect to mental health issues, physical and sexual abuse and the many special needs that affect the children who come into care. As Partners in Parenting foster parents, we work with a wide range of professionals who are committed to foster children. Through this organization, we have developed close friendships with other foster parents whom we have met through monthly meetings and foster family activities. Fostering is a life changing experience and Partners in Parenting and its foster parents are an amazing group to work with and who understand the calling of a foster parent. ~ Bonnie & Claude