When a family becomes involved with The Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton, the Society makes every effort to keep children in their own home. However, if the safety and well-being of a child is at risk, a child may need to come into the care of CAS. Most often, the child will reside with foster parents in a foster home.
Foster parents provide day-to-day care for children, including supervision, guidance and affection. Children may be placed in a foster home for just a few days, or may remain in a foster home for months, or even years depending on their situation.
The Society’s foster parents come from a wide variety of diverse backgrounds and can be single parents, married or living in a common-law relationship, including same sex couples.