FosterlineBC Summer Newsletter (AGM Issue)

Please click the image below to view the summer 2019 newsletter.

2019 AGM Registration Is Open

Join us in Harrison Hot Springs for community connections, fantastic speakers and some time to rejuvenate in the mineral pools.

BC’s Foster Parent Rate Increase (April 1, 2019)

See the basic details of the increase to foster parent maintenance rates here.

Details of Regular through Level 3 foster parent rates can be viewed here.

2019 April (revised) Resource Worker Policies can be viewed here.

FosterlineBC Foster Family Month Newsletter (Winter 2019)

The newest issue of BCFFPA’s FosterlineBC newsletter is here!  Click on the image below to view the newsletter.  For previous issues of the FosterlineBC newsletter, click here.

Become a Foster Caregiver in B.C.

Become a Foster Caregiver

Call us today at 1-800-663-9999 to request an information package or click APPLY NOW to download our PDF intake form.

Right now there are more than 1000 kids across B.C. who need temporary foster families when they can’t live at home. Many of these children and teens come from hard places; however fostering can have a huge positive impact on their lives.

Our foster families come from a variety of backgrounds, each with different life experiences, skills, and qualities. They do, however, share a few things in common:

  • All are residents of B.C. who are (at least) 19 years of age
  • Their homes are safe and nurturing
  • Each is comfortable in providing guidance and supervision that meets the child’s needs and their cultural heritage
  • They are active members of the child’s care team

Here are the steps to becoming a foster parent*

  1. Call BCFFPA for an information package which will be sent by e-mail or regular mail.
  2. Once you have read through the info package, call us back and we will do an intake form to forward to the Ministry office in your area or click the APPLY NOW button to fill out an intake form and send directly to us.
  3. Receive from us or your Ministry office the details for the next information session in your area.
  4. At the information session you will receive an application package to become a foster parent.
  5. If your application is accepted by the Ministry, you are then invited to attend an 18 hour introductory course that prepares you to become a foster parent.
  6. The Ministry will complete a homestudy and all necessary paperwork before placement of children in your home.
*The process of becoming a foster parent may vary in some regions.

Ministry of Children and Family Development’s response to COVID-19

Please click on the image below to download the Ministry’s letter to foster parents.

Vehicle Insurance for Foster Parents

Please click on the image below to download the letter.


FosterlineBC Spring Newsletter

Please click on the image below to view the Spring 2020 Newsletter.

FosterlineBC Foster Family Month Newsletter

Please click on the image below to view the Fall 2019 Newsletter.



Increase in Payment for all BC Foster Parents

The Provincial Government Budget 2019 announcement included a $179/month per child increase for all BC foster parents.  See the announcement here.

Policy Change: Foster Parents Can Now Sign Permission Slips

Foster parents can now sign permission slips for children and youth in care to attend social and recreational activities at school or outside of school.  This includes waivers and indemnities.  Please see the policy change notes for the guidelines.

Policy Change Regarding Permission Forms

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