I blogged the other day about how Canada needs more children.
Fostering isn’t something I know very much about. I know that the Children’s Aid Societies have their hands very full.
I also know that for some parents, getting involved in the bureaucracy and having an arm of the government scrutinize your private life isn’t high on the list of things to do.
I still think fostering is a valuable gift a family makes to the community and to a child.
I also hope this charity called Safe Families takes off–there clearly is a need. Their solution is to help to keep kids out of the foster care system by providing community based help for children who are not in danger of any kind of abuse, but rather, the parents (or more often parent) is facing a short-term crisis and they have no one to help. It’s a cool charity–check them out.