A long-term foster home is being sought for siblings Nancy, four years old, and her infant brother Seth. Nancy is very active, imaginative and loves to play. She can be quite affectionate, eager to please and loves to be around people. She is in good health and has a good daily routine.
Seth is a delightful bundle of joy; he is smiling, responding well to his environment and is very attentive to voices. He has a good daily routine; he eats well and is beginning to sleep through the night.
The parents of Nancy and Seth are not able to care for them. The siblings are in need of a family who can make the long-term commitment to them for as long as they need. The ideal family would be an Inuit or an Aboriginal family.
A long-term foster home is being sought for Avery, who is a happy, cheerful and rambunctious 21-month-old boy of Aboriginal heritage. He is playful, always smiling and understands a lot through parental interaction and social interactive play with his peers. He is healthy, has a good daily routine, eats well, loves taking his bath, naps during the day and sleeps through the night. The ideal family would be an Ojibway family who can make a commitment to Avery for as long as he needs. Like Avery, there many more children who are in need of foster-care placement.
A long-term foster home is being sought for two-year-old Tom, who was exposed to drugs in utero. Thus far the development of his motor skills is a little delayed. He understands language is speaking in two-word sentences and his progress is being monitored at the Batshaw medical clinic. Tom is feisty and is prepared to battle with anyone who does something that displeases him.
In spite of his situation, Tom is a happy rambunctious two-year-old, who adores being outside in the open air, where running and jumping is a must in his play. He plays well with other children and is also very comfortable playing alone. He is very cautious of strangers and tends to cling to his caregivers whenever he meets people who are not familiar to him. He has a good daily routine – he eats well, has one nap in the afternoon and sleeps through the night. He is not able to dress himself, but is able to take off and put on his shoes.
Tom’s parents are unable to take care of him, thus he is in need of a two-parent family who can make a long-term commitment to him for as long as he needs. An Inuit or an Aboriginal family would be ideal.
Jeff is a happy, smiling 10-month-old boy who loves to be cuddled. He is developing age appropriately, is engaging, makes a lot of eye contact and is trying to stand by pulling himself up using the furniture. He plays with his toys by himself, is crawling everywhere and gets into everything if he is not closely watched. He has good daily routine, eats well, is holding his own bottle, naps twice a day and sleeps through the night.
Jeff is in need of a long-term foster family who can make a commitment to him for as long as he needs. An Inuit or an Aboriginal family would be ideal.
Batshaw Youth and Family Centres are in urgent need of Aboriginal and Inuit families who are willing to open their homes as foster parents to meet the placement needs of Aboriginal/Inuit children. In these difficult times, more and more families are feeling unable to take care of their children. As a child protection agency, Batshaw Youth and Family Centres must meet the challenge of this social reality. But we need your help to meet this demand.
Over the last two weeks, there has been a great demand for foster homes for young children from newborns to toddlers. The majority of these children are in an emergency foster home waiting for permanent homes of their own. Due to this great demand, our bank of homes has been greatly depleted for toddlers like Tom.
For more information about Nancy and Seth, Avery, Tom and lastly Jeff, please call Batshaw Youth and Family Centres at 514-932-7161, ext. 1139.