Foster Care System

Canada's Current Child Welfare System Fails Families

Neeta das McMurtry | Posted 10.20.2015 | Canada Impact
Neeta das McMurtry

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs called for the dismantling of the current child welfare system and the development of a completely new system. While this idea may seem radical, child welfare as it exists now in Manitoba is failing our children and our families, particularly our Indigenous children and families. What if we separated prevention and care services so that they are not delivered by the same agencies? This would encourage families in need to seek support services without worrying that admitting their challenges will result in their children being taken away from them.

Biggest Misconceptions About Families And Foster Care

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada Parents

Director Stephanie Wang-Breal's documentary "Tough Love" looks at the foster care system in the U.S. from the perspective of couples who are fighting ...

P.E.I. Tries New Strategy To Attract More Foster Parents

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Parents

With foster homes in decline, P.E.I. hopes extra money will help attract more foster parents.

Kids In Foster Care Get Moved Up To 30 Times

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.21.2012 | Canada Impact

SASKATOON - A researcher has told a conference on aboriginal health that it's unethical for a child in foster care to be moved up to 30 times.Caroline...

Giving Birth to a Child Doesn't Make You a Parent

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 10.13.2012 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

I did not give birth to Allie. I'm her foster mother, but I have no rights to make key decisions for this child in my care. Allie's "real" mother has never been with her daughter for more than two hours at a time. "Mom" has never taken Allie to the park, given her a bath, or put her to bed.

How A Foster Mother Changed A Girl's Life

CP | Sue Bailey and Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2012 | Canada

Jessica Reid went from foster care to drug addiction to having her son cared for by others before finding a happy ending that she traces back to one l...