Many children enjoy living in loving homes with caring parents. But for many, even here in the Wabash Valley, there are kids who grow up without parents.
According to the group, Child Welfare Information Gateway, in 20-15, there were an estimated 427 thousand children in foster care in the U.S. In Indiana, just three years ago there were 12 thousand Hoosier kids in need of a home. Now that number has increased to 28 thousand.
The Villages of Indiana, the state’s largest private therapeutic foster care provider, is trying to help. On Tuesday, the organization held a learning session to educate people about becoming a foster parent.
“You always look for opportunities in your life you know to show the love of Christ,” said prospective foster parent Jared Mitchell. To reach out and be a helping hand for somebody and that’s a chance to make a huge impact on somebody’s life.”
“We’re looking for somebody to bring stability into the lives of children, said Amie Holmes, case manager. at The Villages. You can be single you can be married we look for all ages and all lifestyles.”
Future seminars will take place on the following dates:
November 14 from 6 p.m.- 7 p.m, and December 12 from 6 p.m.- 7 p.m. They will be held at The Villages in Terre Haute at 1400 East Pugh, suite 6. For more information call 1- 800 – 874 – 6880.