Helping vulnerable kids
It takes a special kind of person to foster a child with intellectual disabilities.
And IHC is on the lookout for more of them.
“Ideally, we want these caregivers to fall in love with these children.
“We want them to treat them as a member of their family,” says Denyse Wilcox, general manager of IHC’s family services.
IHC is hoping Foster Care Awareness Week, which started on Sunday and runs until Saturday, will prompt more people to think about helping vulnerable children.
Children with intellectual disabilities are placed in foster care through a referral from the Needs Assessment Agency or through Child, Youth and Family.
“They come through CYF for the same reasons that any other child comes through CYF, through abuse, neglect, and abandonment,” says Ms Wilcox.
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