The Newburyport Public Library is partnering with The Department of Children and Families to host an information session about foster care Tuesday, October 26th at 7 PM on Zoom. Is there room in your home and heart for a foster child? DCF is actively recruiting foster parents for children in your community coming into care. They are searching for individuals or families with the love and patience to help foster children. You can be single, married, partnered, divorced or widowed. You can own your home or rent.
DCF needs homes for children aged 0 to 22 which include sibling groups, children with special needs, medically involved children, and infants born exposed to drugs and older teens. They are looking for long-term foster homes but also have a need for emergency and respite homes which involve a shorter time commitment on the part of a foster family.
DCF’s goal is to provide foster children with a supportive and healing environment in a home in their own community until they can be reunited with their families or another plan can be made on their behalf. The rewards of providing daily care, guidance and acceptance are immeasurable.
If you are thinking about becoming a foster parent, you can learn more about the application process and the support provided by the Department by attending a Virtual information meeting hosted by the Newburyport Public Library. Participants can register via the library event calendar https://www.newburyportpl.org/events/ or by calling (978) 465-4428 x242.