The Therapeutic Foster Care division of Alberta Professional Services Inc. has dedicated itself to recruiting and training strong, nurturing families who are able to foster the emotional, physical and spiritual growth for children who have become trapped in the margins of our society.
The children we serve come from various backgrounds and socioeconomic levels. Their age may range from 0-21, but their needs are basically the same. The children we serve have struggled in their environment for one reason or another. We perform our work with the belief that every child deserves a loving family. A family who can understand the challenges of growing up in today’s world.
Our treatment philosophy is simple by nature. It’s a belief that all humans have the same intrinsic needs. We need to feel safe. We need to feel loved. We need a family that makes us feel valued. We need strong and reliable relationships that support our success at home and in the community. We need to be able to find goodness and value within ourselves. Our goal at Alberta is to fulfill these needs for the children we serve. We strive to provide an environment that will nurture the spirit and build self esteem in every life we come in contact with.
How do you create such an environment? You start with strong, loving families who want to help change the life and the future of a child… a child who needs a chance to break away from their dysfunctional world. Next you train that family to understand the needs of the child, the challenges and strengths of that child and then you let them meet those needs and nurture those strengths. Then you allow the power of “family” and “unconditional value” to give a child hope – to give a child a brighter future.
Who can become a foster parent and help create a better life for a child? The answer is you!
You can be married or single.
- You may have children of your own… or not.
- You can rent or own your home.
- You must be able to financially support your own family.
- You must be at least 21 years of age and US citizen.