Fostering more love in your life
What gift could be more meaningful this holiday season than the gift of love and family?
You might be temporary in their lives. They might be temporary in yours. But there is nothing temporary about the love or the lesson. – Tonia Christle
Many kids in Elko County are hoping for something Santa can’t deliver but you can, a safe and loving home. Sometimes Kids have to leave their home due to abuse and neglect. If licensed foster homes aren’t found locally, these kids may have to move to another county, far from their friends, schools, community and everything that is familiar to them.
Right now, in Elko County there’s a critical need for foster parents for teens and siblings groups. The sibling bond is strong and without licensed foster parents, kids may have to be separated.
Becoming a foster parent may be something that you’ve never considered but it could be one of the biggest, most unexpected blessings.
There are many myths about becoming a foster parent though here are the facts:
• You can be single, married or in a domestic partnership
• You can be a working or stay-at-home parent
• You can choose the age-range and gender of child you are most comfortable parenting
• You do not have to own your home to provide foster care
• For family foster care, you can be licensed for one to six beds, depending on space availability
• There are various types of care that may be more suitable for your specific situation including Respite Care, Emergency Shelter Care, Short-term Care and Long-term Care
So, help keep kids together in Elko County. If there’s room in your heart and in your home, why not take a minute just to learn more. It may end up being the best gift you’ve ever given yourself.
To learn more about the steps to becoming a foster parent, contact 1-888-423-2659 or visit http://dcfs.nv.gov/. #RuralNVFosterCare