The Saskatchewan Foster Families Association is asking for more families to consider becoming foster parents, especially in southern Saskatchewan.
There is no wait-list for children, however with a steady decrease over the last five years, it is becoming more difficult to keep siblings together in the same home.
Deb Davies is the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Foster Families Association.
She says those considering becoming a foster parent will go through extensive screening, both to determine if it is for them and if their home is fit for a foster child or children.
“There are a number of checks in place,” Davies said. “Because we want to make sure it’s the best thing for your family if you’re interested in becoming a faster family. There’s training that’s provided. There are police criminal checks. There are medicals. Again, it’s to ensure we have the best families in place.”
Last year the SFFA launched the “Foster New Beginnings” campaign, aimed at raising awareness of the need for more foster families in Saskatchewan.