Youth Villages looking for area foster parents

Youth Villages looking for area foster parents

Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 5:00 pm

Youth Villages is looking for caring people in Weakley County and the surrounding counties to become foster parents to children who have suffered abuse, neglect, abandonment or other issues and need a home. 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.
If the children become available for adoption, foster parents often have the first right to adopt, and adoption through Youth Villages is free. Youth Villages’ foster parents receive a monthly stipend to help them offset the costs of adding a child to their household.
Candidates should be single or married adults over the age of 25 and living in the Weakley County area who are interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents. An information session will be held today (Oct. 30) at 5:30 p.m. at the Youth Villages office, located at 1865 US Highway 51 Bypass North in Dyersburg. For more information about the upcoming training classes or how you can change the life of a child, contact Donna Goodman, foster parent recruiter at 731-660-6767 or donna.goodman@youthvillages.org.
Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behavioral troubled children and their families. Youth Villages this year will help more than 20,000 children and families through a variety of programs, including intensive in-home services, foster care and adoption, residential treatment, crisis services, a mentoring program and transitional living services for young adults aging out of foster care. Published in The WCP 10.30.12

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