There are 298 children in care in Brantford and Brant County. We currently have 153 foster homes in our area. There is always a need for homes for teens and we currently require homes for children 8 years and older.
The first step in becoming a foster parent with the Brant Family and Children’s Services is to call me, Carrie Davidson. Following the phone call, I may schedule a Meet and Greet where I will attend your home.. The Meet and Greet gives you the opportunity to learn more about the agency, the process to become a foster parent, and to ask any questions you may have. The process to become a foster parent is mutual between you and the agency. You or I may decide at any point that you and/or your family are not ready to continue through the process.
Following the Meet and Greet you will be invited to attend PRIDE pre service training, which is 10 3-hour sessions of training to learn more about the agency, the families that we work with, and to learn about the children that come into care and the issues they are sometimes faced with. Once you have completed PRIDE you will then begin your SAFE Home Study where you will meet with a Resource Worker many times to talk about yourself, your childhood, any experiences you have had, and to complete a Home Safety Checklist. Once the Home Study is completed and you are approved you will then be asked to join our fostering community. The entire process can take 10-12 months.
Thank you for your interest and I look forward to hearing from you soon.