IOWA CHILDREN: Foster Families Needed

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As of March of last year, there were more than 6,000 Iowa children in foster care and there is a need for more families willing to open their homes.

An eastern Iowa group is on an active search for people wanting to be foster parents.

Iowa KidsNet is a group of six agencies dedicated to helping foster and adoptive parents. The branch in Scott County has 62 foster families but more than 100 children are looking for a place to stay.

The greatest need is for families willing to take teenagers and sibling groups

“They’re not bad kids, bad things have happened to them. And those foster parents are the ones to bring it out of them and to show them that they are good kids, they can be productive members of society,” says Alice Tirrell, with Iowa KidsNet.

You can find more information about becoming a foster parent here.