Foster Caregiver Recruitment

Government of Alberta - Ministry of Children and Family Services

Search Agency Service

Recruits adults interested in providing full-time temporary care for children.

Service provides:

  • recruitment of adults interested in providing full-time temporary care for children or youth when the biological family is unable or unwilling to assume responsibility for the child
  • training, support, and financial compensation for foster caregivers or caregivers caring for children or youth placed in their home

May include:

  • Kinship Care in a family home that is approved to care for a child because of a family connection or significant relationship to the child
  • Indigenous Foster Caregiver Program that supports Indigenous families interested in providing full-time, temporary care for Indigenous children
  • private guardianship
  • adoption
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • residents of Alberta
  • 18 years and older
  • in a stable relationship for at least 12 months
  • physically and metally capable of caring for children
  • with a separate residence apart from other caregivers
  • who are financially stable and living within their means
Application Process
Service Access: Application Required, To access service:
  • contact for more information or to apply
Applications must include:
  • a Home Study
  • 3 personal references 
  • a medical reference 
  • a Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Search 
  • and a Child Intervention Record Check for all adults 18 years and older who live in the home

Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

Contact for details.

Toll Free
1-844-957-0552 (Provincial)
403-297-5957 (Calgary Region)
403-340-5030 (Central Region)
780-422-3333 (Edmonton Region)
780-815-4050 (North Region)
403-529-3607 (South Region) - Telephone
Web Site
Fee: Yes,

Fees for Criminal Record Check.

Fee Reduction: No

Membership Fee: No

Wheelchair access: N/A -
Other disabled access: N/A -
Agency Information
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Last Verified On
November 29, 2023
Hours of Operation
08:15 AM to 04:30 PM
08:15 AM to 04:30 PM
08:15 AM to 04:30 PM
08:15 AM to 04:30 PM
08:15 AM to 04:30 PM

Closed statutory holidays.