“One of the keys of effective foster care is finding a good match between the child and family,” said Adams, and KidsPeace is always looking for more adults to volunteer for foster services.
An eligible foster parent must meet a certain set of requirements determined by the Department of Public Welfare, including being at least 21 years of age and not having a record of child abuse. They must also be interviewed and be given basic training in foster care.
Foster parents also have final say in what types of kids the want to foster, such as only caring for young children, teenagers or those with special medical needs.
“There’s always a need for foster parents,” said Adams.
Interested adults can call 800-876-0590 or go to www.FosterCare.com.
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