Foster parents can be single, same sex or opposite sex couples. Foster parents can live in a variety of places such as an apartment, townhouse, trailer, or house. People who have never parented before can become foster parents - support and guidance is provided to help along the way. Foster parents need to be mature enough to provide care to children and young enough to have the energy for children placed in their home.
Training such as PRIDE (Parent Resource for Information, Development, Education), and FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) is offered throughout the year for foster parents. The Foster Family Coalition of the NWT is available to provide support to foster parents through their resource library, linking you with other foster parents in the area.
If you have questions about becoming a foster parent call the Foster and Adoptions Social Worker at 873-7276.