Become a foster parent and brighten a child’s life. Our foster parents consider the mission of fostering both a privilege and an honour. For all the stories of pain and suffering, there are so many more stories of joy and success, hope and healing among our children and families. No matter what your experience or skills, by becoming a foster parent you will have the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child.
OUR GREATEST NEED IS TO FIND FOSTER PARENTS WHO CAN PROVIDE A SAFE AND LOVING HOME TO:
- 0-2 Year olds (and pre-schoolers up to age of 5) – CCAS requires that one parent is a stay-at-home parent for this age group.
- Adolescents and Teenagers (12 – 18 years old)
- Children with medical challenges
- Special needs children
- Children with diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Learn more about fostering from those who do it
Our foster families talk about their experiences
This video features some of our foster parents sharing the reasons they love fostering. Fostering a child is an extraordinary act, but most foster parents are just regular people with a desire to be part of a child’s story.
These five short videos address: the time commitment; how to thrive as a foster/adoptive parent; who makes a good foster/adoptive parent; how good matches are made; and the kinds of support provided by the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton.
Testimonial: Veni, Mom’s Helper
Testimonial: Rita talks about her 50 years of fostering
Testimonial: Cora and John reflect on their 50-year fostering career
Frequently Asked Questions – Foster Care
Click on each of the following questions to reveal the answers.