Last week, The Dallas Morning News reported that the number of children sleeping in Texas Child Protective Services' offices doubled in the month of March.
The increase is partly attributed to the increase in the number of children being taken into foster care, and in part to the lack of willing, qualified foster parents available throughout the state.
“We have a tremendous need for foster families,” shares Samela Macon, Buckner Senior Director of Domestic Foster Care and Adoption. “There’s a shortage of families and a shortage of families who can take in sibling groups or children who need therapeutic care. Beyond providing places of safety, foster families provide love and stability for children at their most vulnerable. Texas needs families to step forward to care for these children in need.”
If you and your family have been considering foster parenting, now’s the time to take the next step. Children do not belong in offices, they belong in families.