It’s no secret that there is now, and will likely always be, a need for quality foster and adoptive parents in the state of Utah. This is probably one of the factors that drove you and your family to this journey to helping families and children in need. As members of the Utah Foster Care family, we are fortunate to meet and interact with so many wonderful families with this same yearning. Children and families in our area are blessed because of the love and generosity of families just like yours. You are to be applauded for your desires and efforts.
You are making a positive difference now, but have you considered where the most significant needs are? Between siblings, ethnically diverse children, and more than half of children in foster care being teenagers, these areas are where UFC focuses much of its energy as prospective families are met with and trained.
I invite each of you to come and learn more about fostering older children at one of three Fostering Teens Forums along the Wasatch Front:
Hear from other local foster parents with experience caring for teens. This will be a great opportunity for you to ask the questions on your mind and have concerns addressed about what it is like bringing teens into your home.
In-service training hours are available as well. This event is also available to families who may be interested in learning more about becoming foster parents, so please feel free to invite your friends.
Learn what the needs are in your community and how you, or someone you know, can get on the path today to making a difference tomorrow. Everyone has the ability to make a difference in the lives of children… why not make it positive?