Wright County needs loving families to provide foster care for children; orientation April 10

Due to the increased number of children needing care and the low number of foster homes, Wright County is seeking more foster care providers in each Wright County city and township.

Wright County Health and Human Services invites anyone interested in learning more about becoming a foster care provider to attend the next orientation meeting. Child foster care orientation is Tuesday, April 10 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Law Enforcement Center in room S2021A, located at 3800 Braddock Avenue NE in Buffalo.

The frequency that children are removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect is disheartening. These children need a nurturing and supportive environment. Foster care providers provide children a temporary, stable, and caring family setting until they are reunited with their family or another permanency plan is established.

Foster providers can be single individuals or couples. Foster care is needed for children of all ages. The provider can choose which ages and gender work best with their family.

Some may wonder if they can handle caring for a child who has been abused or neglected. The Wright County Health and Human Services team provides continuous and ongoing support not only to the foster parents, but also to all individuals of the foster family.

Licensed social workers help foster families work through the entire licensing process step by step and provide support to address issues as they arise.

Foster care support group meetings are held monthly. Providers have the opportunity to gather, discuss issues, and share ideas on how to handle different situations.

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