Remember to say thanks to parents during National Foster Family Week

On behalf of the Central Alberta Child and Family Services Authority Board, we would like to celebrate the foster parents and caregivers

Dear Editor:

On behalf of the Central Alberta Child and Family Services Authority Board, we would like to celebrate the foster parents and caregivers who provide care to children and youth in Central Alberta.

These unsung heroes are among us, in our communities. They commit themselves to providing the day-to-day care for children and youth who have faced challenges. They assist young Albertans with open hearts and open homes.

We’d like to invite central Albertans to join us in recognizing foster parents during National Foster Family Week.

It is important to mention that more foster parents are needed in central Alberta communities to care for children and youth in foster care. There is an application process to become a foster parent that involves training, security checks and a home study. Central Albertans who may be interested are encouraged to contact the caregiver recruiter toll free by dialing 310-0000, and then dialing 403-755-6104, to explore the possibilities of becoming a foster parent. Another great resource is the Alberta Foster Parent Association (AFPA). The AFPA web site URL is www.afpaonline.com.

Please join us in recognizing foster parents and caregivers in central Alberta. Our heartfelt thanks go to you during National Foster Family Week.

Christine Moore and Jason Sansregret,

Central Alberta Child and Family Services Authority board co-chairs

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