Definitions for "Foster Parents"
Agency-approved parents who care for children who need to leave their own homes. Caring foster parents are always needed. Those who wish to consider fostering may call the Homefinding Department at (416)-924-4646.
Adults who have been licensed by the state and who provide board and care for children in need of out-of-home placement. Foster parents receive training, and must successfully complete police and criminal checks as well as have their homes inspected by the state child welfare agency.
Adults licensed by the state or county to provide a temporary home for children whose birth parents are unable to care for them.