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05/27/2020

KHTS 98.1 | National Foster Care Month

Bernadette Boylan, Foster Care and Adoption Supervisor at Children’s Bureau, joins Tori and KHTS 98.1 on-air to discuss the benefits of foster care, to answer some questions prospective resource parents may have, and to highlight May as National Foster Care Month.

There are 64,000 foster children in California alone, 21,000 of those being in Los Angeles County. Of those children living with foster families, 500 are unable to return to their family and are waiting now to be connected to a family who will adopt. Foster care and adoption give a child an opportunity for change, happiness and growth. The foster care process might be challenging, but creating smiles and offering a stable home for children in need certainly outweigh all concerns.

Through foster care, families become a dynamic support system to children who are waiting to be reunited with their birth parents. While you experience this unique and meaningful experience of parenting, you will become a key factor in a foster child’s life.

 

Listen on Hometown Station website.

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