November 26, 2011

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Contact your local public agency to find out when the next recruitment fair or event is being held in your town. Volunteers help spread the word about foster care within their communities with the hopes of finding homes for the hundreds of children who live in group homes due to a shortage of foster families.

Good Kids

Happy Laughter and family voices in the home will keep more kids off the street at night than the strictest curfew~

I love this quote. It is so very true. My oldest two are now teenagers. They don’t find me as delightful as they used to. Yet, we have good times. We laugh- a lot. They want to be with their dad and me because they know that we will have a good time.

Not every kid has the opportunity for a 'family life.' There are many children who need a place to call home. They need to know that someone has their back. The number of children entering the foster care system is on the rise. These children are often good kids who are suffering because of choices made by someone else. Foster care is not extremely difficult to be a part of. Yes, there is the home study and classes but they sound much more intimidating than they are.

I am sure that you know that November is Adoption Awareness month. Many agencies are offering recruitment events for adoption in honor of it. But there is another facet of adoption awareness that needs focus as well- the foster care children. These children are on the fringe of society. Their lives have been turned upside down. Recruitment events are being scheduled in order to properly educate people about the great need for foster parents. I am certain you will be able to locate one in your area. I am always amazed at the places I run across booths and information pertaining to the needs that the foster care system has. In the past year, I have seen a recruitment booth at a home school convention, a fair and the hospital's annual health 'fair'.

The message is getting out to the community. If you know of any Foster Care Recruitment events- do not hesitate to post them here for others to access. If you cannot find any foster care events in your area, perhaps you could get together with others and start one?

May is Foster Care Awareness month. If there is not an event local to you now- by then you should be able to access one.

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