Right now, there are at-risk families in your local area. In many ways, they are just like your family. The parents want their children to be safe. They desire to have a home that is stable and loving. The children want to come home from school knowing that things will be okay when they get there. However, many of these families are facing such hard circumstances that their children are in the custody of the State of Georgia.
These families need time, resources, and help with their kids while they work toward making the changes that are needed for their children to return home. We can meet these needs in metro Atlanta by providing families who will foster children within their own counties and school districts. Fostering Together families know that these kids already face enough challenges being removed from their parents—they shouldn’t have to be uprooted from their schools and communities as well.
The greatest need is for families who can foster:
- School-aged sibling groups of two or more
- Children and students with special needs
- Children and students who are medically fragile
Virtually none of the children who are in foster care prefer their foster homes to their own birth families, regardless of their past circumstances. That’s hard to believe, isn’t it? More than 70 percent of the children who come into foster care will one day return to their birth parents or another member of their extended birth family. Therefore, it’s imperative that we do everything we can to encourage those birth families to get the help they need.
With your help, Fostering Together can be part of the solution. Our families can make a difference!
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