May 17, 2022, 4:25 p.m. HST
May is National Foster Parent Month and Child and Family Service, a Hawaiian family-centered nonprofit, is looking for loving, dependable adults who want to become adoptive parents.
The organization is hosting an online information session from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 for anyone interested in becoming a foster parent. Attendees will be able to hear a panel of current foster parents talk about their experiences and ask questions.
Child and Family Service provides training, support and benefits to foster parents with the goal that they provide healthy family interactions and stability for children in foster care while teaching them values, sharing a house and acting as a lifeline for these keiki.
“The wants and needs of young people are of the utmost importance to us and we are always working to identify trusted adults or family members that our young people are comfortable with as a first step,” Rebekah Mraz, Director of West Hawai’i for Child and Family Service, said in a press release.
Those wishing to attend Thursday’s online briefing are asked to RSVP to the event by emailing [email protected] or by calling 808-425-3523.
Anyone interested in becoming a foster parent, or who knows someone who might be, can contact Sherri Schrick, Caregiver Support Specialist with Child and Family Service, at 808-313-0244.
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