Author: Randell Mauricio
A foster care coordinator with Child Family Services says the agency would face a crisis if the demand for foster homes were to double.  

They're already strapped as is and haven't been able to attract new providers.  

Helena Kot links the demand to a recent devolution with aboriginal entities which transferred over their long-term resources.  She believes many foster parents are also retiring and it's magnifying the demand.  

Considering the size of Portage, Kot would be relieved to recruit between ten and 20 foster homes.