Foster & Kinship Care - Alberta Human Services - Government of Alberta

Foster & Kinship Care

When children aren’t able to stay with their families, we look for other places they can call home.

Do you want information about becoming a foster parent to one or more of Alberta’s children? Are you a grandparent or other family member who wants to take care of your relatives’ children whose parents aren’t able to?

Foster care

Foster families provide safe, healthy and stable homes for foster children or youth until their own families are able to care for them again. Foster caregivers receive financial compensation, training and support for the care they provide Find out about foster caregiving.

Kinship care

Children and youth in need can be placed with extended family, such as a grandparent or someone with whom they have a significant relationship. Kinship caregivers receive financial compensation, training and support similar to that of foster caregivers. Find out about kinship caregiving.

Related resources

Foster and kinship caregivers have shared inspiring stories about the children they’ve helped, and how caregiving changes lives. Read their stories here.

October 15 to 21, 2017 is Foster and Kinship Caregiver Week. This annual event honours Alberta caregivers who offer safe, healthy and loving temporary homes to children and youth in need. Find out about events in your area.

Modified: 2017-10-16
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