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December 02
Wake County to Host Information Session Dec. 6 for Families Interested in Becoming Foster Parents

Wake County is looking for families interested in opening their homes to young people in need of foster care. There is a great need for foster care in the community — particularly for teens and groups of siblings. Wake County aims to match them with foster families in a way that allows them to stay in their own communities and schools when they come into care.

On Dec. 6, Wake County will host an information session for families interested in fostering teens and sibling groups. Representatives from Wake County Human Services will provide an overview of foster care and the expectations for foster families, as well as information on the unique resources and programs available to families fostering youth ages 13 and older.

"While we are always looking for foster families, we have a very specific need right now for those families willing to foster teens and sibling groups," said Lisa Cauley, Wake County Human Services child welfare division director. "Our teens need foster parents who will watch them graduate from high school and help them transition to the next phase of their lives, whether that is entering the workforce or pursuing a college degree. Our sibling groups are hoping to find families willing to take them in as a unit so they won't be separated from their brothers and sisters."

The event will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. at 220 Swinburne St., Room 2132, in Raleigh. Attendees must register by Dec. 4. To register, email Foster4Wake@wakegov.com or call 919-212-7474.

Find more information about Wake County's foster care services here.


 



 

 

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