By: By Portia Williams
October 5, 2013
PDT Staff Writer
The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Recruitment and Certification Unit is in need of foster families for children in Greenup, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Morgan and Lawrence Counties.
According to the Kentucky Cabinet, children are being placed in foster homes far from their homes, families, schools and communities as there are not enough homes locally to provide for their care.
Currently, these counties have 445 children in foster care and there are only 84 CHFS foster homes in this service region.
There is also a need for adoptive homes for children who are unable to return home to their biological families.
According to the Kentucky Cabinet, there are children eligible for adoption and awaiting families. These children are usually older and may have specific needs or health issues which emphasizes their need to be placed in loving homes.
Potential foster parents must attend 30 hours of training, complete background checks, have personal and credit references, meet health and financial requirements and pass a home safety audit.
If interested in attending the next class offering or for information please contact Mary Sparks at 606- 474-6627 or Liane Detty at 606-920-2130.
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