Wake County in Need of Foster Parents
May is National Foster Care Month and a time to consider becoming a foster parent
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There are currently more than 660 children in foster care in Wake County, yet there are less than 175 foster parents licensed by Wake County Human Services. Wake County is looking for families interested in opening their hearts and homes to children and teens in need of foster care.
May is National Foster Care Month. During this month and throughout the year, Wake County encourages residents to consider changing a child’s life by becoming a foster parent.
“Wake County’s foster parents represent all walks of life, all races, all economic backgrounds and all religions,” says Kenisha Hinton, Wake County’s Foster Care program manager. “You don’t have to be perfect to be a foster parent. You just need to be willing to provide love and support to a child in need. Our staff provide classes to make sure foster parents are prepared and our children are in safe, loving homes.”
Wake County is looking for foster parents who will:
- Help keep families together by welcoming siblings into their homes.
- Be positive role models for teens who are learning to navigate life.
- Keep kids in their own schools and communities to provide a sense of stability during a turbulent time.
Are you ready to open your heart and home to a child in need? Visit the Wake County Foster Care and Adoption Services website to learn more about becoming a foster parent.
Source: Wake County