Foster Children

Why Does Canada Have So Many Kids In Foster Care?

Marni Brownell | Posted 11.09.2015 | Canada Politics
Marni Brownell

What happens to kids who authorities determine can't live safely with their own parents or caregivers? Thousands of Canadian children are in this situation right now. Many go into foster homes, while others go into other types of out-of-home care on behalf of child welfare agencies. But we don't know how many, nor do we know how well they are doing.

Link Between Broken Review System And Foster Deaths

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's chief medical examiner says the system is too splintered and disconnected when it comes to determining why and how children die i...

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.

Canada Lacking National Foster Care Data

CP | Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - Anyone seeking a national snapshot of the average child in foster care in Canada, especially how their experiences helped shape their adult...