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Lewis County Department of Social Services is Looking for Families to Foster Children
Lewis County Department of Social Services is Looking for Families to Foster Children
Posted on 08/14/2018

Lewis County Department of Social Services is Looking for Families to Foster Children

 

Although Lewis County has seen a drop in foster care placements, the need for foster/adoptive homes is still there.  Many of our homes are currently full and therefore are unable to take on more children.  Currently, Lewis County has eleven open foster/adoptive homes of which three are able to accept placements.  The remaining eight homes are either full, used for temporary respite, or are relative foster care placements.  At this time, Lewis County is looking for families who are able to take larger sibling groups and older children as it is our desire to keep siblings together.  We also are striving to obtain foster/adoptive homes in each of the five school districts within the county, but also including Adirondack Central School and Carthage Central School which are just outside the county line.  In the event that a child has to come into care, it is our goal to keep them in their home town, within their school district, and close to their family/friends. So…please remember, “To the world you may be just one person, but to one person, you may be the world.”  Help make a difference today and become a Lewis County Foster Parent.  And for those of you who may have relatives or friends close to you that are struggling and at risk of losing their children, ask about our relative foster care or kinship care options. For more information contact Mekesha Davis at 376-5724.