Foster families needed in Upshur County; Learn more at July 12 open house

BUCKHANNON — There are currently children in your community who are in foster care and in need of a safe and loving family to care for them.

These children need at least one adult to make a positive difference in their lives. You will have the opportunity to learn more about how you can be a caring advocate on Tuesday, July 12 by attending a foster care informational open house at the Brushy Fork Event Center from 6 to 8 p.m.  

Being a foster parent is an active role in the community that empowers children and families. As a foster parent, you are able to provide children with stability and show positive examples of how healthy families should function. Foster families value family connections and provide a safe home to children until they can return home or, depending on the situation, be adopted.  If more foster families were available in Upshur County, fewer children would have to leave the county or change schools when they are placed in care, leading to more beneficial time spent in schools with peers and teachers who are familiar. Do you and your family have space in your lives for children in need? 

Please join us at this event to speak to foster care/adoption agencies and support agencies to see how you might be able to make a difference in over 150 children in foster care in our county and over 6,600 children in our state. This is a very low-stress, easy way to ask questions and gather information on foster care! We need caring people willing to help and would love to see you there.

This free event is sponsored by Upshur County Family Resource Network and Upshur County Partners in Prevention Team. Refreshments and activities for children will be provided. For more information about this event please call Lori Ulderich Harvey at 304.473.1051 or email upshurfrn@yahoo.com. You can also check out the event on UCFRN’s Facebook page at @upshrcofrn.

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