More foster parents needed in Northern Illinois - – Rockford’s News Leader

More foster parents needed in Northern Illinois


November is adoption month, and a number of people in the area are looking to add to their families.

But according to local agencies, there's a greater need for foster parents.

Right now, thousands of kids have been taken out of their homes.

Issues like drug-abuse, domestic violence, and mental illness make their homes unsuitable to grown up in.

The problem is most families are looking to adopt or to foster younger children.

"Right now there are teenagers that are sitting in psych wards, residential facilities and all they need is that foster parent to step up and say 'hey I want you I want you to be apart of my life,'" Director of Family Centered Services at Children's Home and Aid Society said.

If you are interested in being a foster parent, Children's Home and Aid hosts informational meetings.

They happen the third Thursday of every month.

Walk-ins are welcome.

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