There are approximately 10,000 Indiana youth in foster care (DCS). A majority of these children have entered the foster care system through no fault of their own; victims of abuse or neglect. All most of these children need is stability, love, compassion and someone they can rely on.
Indiana, like most other states, lacks a sufficient number of well matched, available foster parents. The ultimate goal of foster care in Indiana is permanency. Most children will reunite with their families; others will come available for adoption. Foster parents have a unique opportunity to shelter and mentor a child that may have been abused, neglected or abandoned.
Crawford County is looking for people interested in becoming foster parents. If you have been wondering what you can do to make a difference in the lives of children in your community, then here is your chance. Being a foster parent is not just opening your home, providing food, clothing and shelter; it is an act of compassion, advocacy and love.
Visit www.in.gov/foster for more information or contact me at the number below.
Dina Dorsett, Regional Foster Care Licensing Specialty, Crawford County Office, 338-2701
August 21, 2013