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Foster Homes Approval

Who Needs This Approval?
Anyone who wants to be a foster parent in Nova Scotia.
Issuing Department / Agency:
Final Foster Home approval occurs through the local District Office of the Department of Community Services throughout the province, or Mi'kmaw families, Mi'kmaw family & Children Services.
Where can you get this Approval and / or further information?
Further information can be provided by calling the Provincial Foster Care General Inquiry toll free telephone number at 1-800-565-1884 .

Application Forms & Process:
Persons interested in Fostering should call the toll free number at 1-800-565-1884.   Your name, address, and phone number will be forwarded to the Recruitment Social Worker in the area in which you live.

Your inquiry will be followed by personal contact from the Recruitment Social Worker to discuss your interest and to answer any questions your family may have about the Foster Family application process.
Expiry & Renewal:
Related Requirements:
All applicants are required to attend the PRIDE Pre-Service program. This is a 9 week pre-service training program that will assist you and your family in deciding whether you wish to proceed with your application to Foster. The Foster Family Program is part of a comprehensive screening process to meet provincial standards for approval.
Additional Information:
Federation of Foster Families of Nova Scotia
99 Wyse Road, Suite 305
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Phone: 1-800-565-1884
Fax: 902-424-5199
Legislative Authority:
Children and Family Services Act, Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1989, Chapter 5.

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