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Foster parents needed in Brunswick County

Brunswick County DSS workers are recruiting new families to become foster parents. Brunswick County DSS workers are recruiting new families to become foster parents.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Brunswick County DSS workers are recruiting new families to become foster parents.

Right now, there are more than 160 children in foster care in Brunswick County because their own families are not able to provide for them. 

But the problem is, there are only 16 licensed foster home facilities. 

Therefore, more than half of these children are being placed outside of Brunswick County, away from their families, schools, and friends.

The DSS finds itself with more children needing temporary substitute family care.  DSS Director Cathy Lytch hopes that more families will step up to help.  "People are going to have to look inside themselves and see if this is something that's right for them," said Lytch.  "Being able to provide support and unconditional love for these kids who are going through a very tough time."

The next foster/adoptive parent training class is scheduled for April 25 at 6 p.m. in the Brunswick County DSS building.

Tamela Jones is the Licensing Social Worker for foster homes in Brunswick County.

For more information contact her at 910-253-2112 or tjones@brunsco.net.

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