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Online Informational Session Planned for Anyone Interested in Becoming a Foster Parent

May 17, 2022, 4:25 PM HST
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May is National Foster Care Month and Child and Family Service, a family-centered Hawai‘i nonprofit, is seeking loving and reliable adults who want to be foster parents.

The organization is hosting an online information session from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 19, for anyone interested in becoming a foster parent. Participants will get to hear from a panel of current foster parents about their experiences and ask questions.

Child and Family Service offers training, support and benefits for foster parents with the goal of them providing healthy family interactions and stability for foster children while teaching them values, sharing a home and acting as a lifeline for these keiki.

“The wants and needs of the youth are of the utmost important to us and we always work to identify trusted adults or family members that our youth are comfortable with as the first step,” Rebekah Mraz, director of West Hawai‘i for Child and Family Service, said in a press release.

Those who want to participate in Thursday’s online informational meeting are asked to RSVP for the event by emailing to [email protected] or calling 808-425-3523.

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Anyone interested in becoming a foster parent or who knows someone who might be can contact Sherri Schrick, resource caregiver support specialist with Child and Family Service, at 808-313-0244.

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