For those looking to make a difference in the lives of children,
becoming a foster parent provides a rewarding opportunity
to help a child in need. Youth Villages is currently in
need of caring adults in the Erwin area to open their hearts
and homes to children who have suffered abuse, neglect or
abandonment. These children need families who will care
for them until they can return to their birth families or an
adoptive family is found for them.
Foster parents provide children with a safe, comfortable
environment and monitor their emotional growth, school
progress and physical health. They also serve as positive role
models to children who may lack caring adults in their lives.
Youth Villages provides foster parents with 24-hour access
to counselors, support groups and a monthly stipend to
offset the cost of adding a child to the home. Foster parents
also often have the first right to adopt if the child becomes
available for adoption.
For the remainder of this article please see the October 15, 2013 edition of The Erwin Record.