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Our Community of Foster Families

Welcome to Dufferin Child and Family Services, where we are dedicated to finding loving homes for children and youth in need. Your decision to explore foster care and adoption is a powerful step towards making a difference in a child’s life – Thank you!

At DCAFS, we are urgently seeking families, from Dufferin region, who are willing to open their hearts and homes to these vulnerable children. Regardless of your background, there is a place for you in our mission to provide the hope, care, and support these children and youth deserve. Becoming a foster family involves various essential steps such as criminal record checks, home visits, training, and more, all of which are crucial in ensuring the safety and well-being of the children. But we are here to help and provide all needed support in every step of this rewarding journey.

We invite you to delve deeper into the information provided below, watch our informative videos, and reach out to us with any questions you may have. Together we can create brighter futures for these children and youth, and we can transform lives.

Let’s make a difference together – start your foster family journey today!


Our Process to Foster or Adopt

At DCAFS, we are dedicated to providing the best care for the diverse children and youth we serve. We believe that every child deserves a loving and supportive home environment to thrive. That’s why we are here to fully support families who are interested in joining our diverse foster parent community.

Every child, no matter their challenges, possesses incredible resilience and unique strengths. We are searching for loving families who can provide guidance and mentorship to youth as they navigate the journey into adulthood. Additionally, we are seeking homes for children with diverse special needs and families who are willing to offer permanency to those who may not be able to return home or find Kin/Kith support.

As a foster family, you will play a crucial role in helping children and youth reach their full potential and experience the well-being they deserve. We understand that the approval process may seem overwhelming, but please know that it is in place to ensure that you are fully prepared to care for a child in need. Dedication to this process directly relates to the dedication needed when fostering. But do rest assured that we will provide you with all necessary training and support your family in every step of the way.

Your commitment to fostering or adopting a child will not only change their life but will also enrich your own.

Hear from our DCAFS Foster Community!


Start the process today and make a difference in the lives of children and youth in need!

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