What are the criteria for becoming a foster parent?

The most important criterion for becoming a foster parent is your commitment to providing a safe and stable home for a child or youth. This criterion also involves your enjoyment for caring for children, as well as your willingness to overcome the challenges to arrive at the rewards of fostering. Other important requirements include:

  • Reside in the Ottawa area
  • Over the age of 18
  • Good overall health
  • Financially stable

More criteria can be found on the Fostering page.