Children Services Seeking More Foster Parents

  • 5/4/2016 12:39:32 PM
  • Staff Reporter
  • Local News

May is National Foster Care Awareness Month, and Richland County Children Services is making it known for the community to be informed of the growing needs for foster parents and the prevention of child abuse.

Children Services has 57 licensed homes involved. Of those, 34 are actively caring for sixty-five children.

The placement numbers have increased during the past year, increasing the need for more foster homes.

Growing numbers of teenagers need foster care. People who have served as foster parents find it a rewarding experience. 

To be a foster parent, you must be over age 21, and can be a homeowner or renter.

The only financial requirement is you have enough income to support yourself and your family aside from the money you're paid for foster children. 

For more information, call Richland County Children Services at 419-774-4100, or go to their website at www.richlandcounty

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