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Kids to Love: Giving Foster Parents a Break

 

Every week we talk about the need for foster parents, we show you the children who are waiting, but let’s be honest, not everyone can be a foster parent all the time.  Did you know there’s a way you can help part time?

When children are pulled into foster care they need a home and someone to take care of them 24/7.  Foster parents are the ones DHR depend on when they need a safe place…to place children.  It takes a special person to be a foster parent.

Alabama DHR Commissioner Nancy Buckner says there are options to help “People that can’t foster or adopt…there are other things that you can do for our foster care system.”

Foster parenting can be a taxing calling…and sometimes foster parents and their kids need a break.

“Just providing respite for our foster care system, foster parents.” Commissioner Buckner said.

Respite care provides short-term, temporary relief to foster parents.  Sometimes just a weekend away is just enough to recharge the batteries for those who answer the call for the children who need them the most.

The Commissioner has another suggestion  ”Or getting involved with Kids to Love, that does a lot of good things for our foster children… so there are a lot of things out there that you can do that helps foster children.”

Christmas is right around the corner and we will need volunteers!  Get on the list!  E-mail kidsvolunteer@yahoo.com.