Entries by Kevin Harper

Tips for recruiting foster parents

There is definitely an art to recruiting new foster parents. For those who are naturally evangelistic about fostering, talking it up may come easy. But even the most passionate advocate has to keep in mind that everyone is in their own unique season of life. Sharing one’s home and family may not be feasible or […]

Idaho’s foster care parents are in short supply, caseloads high

Idaho’s foster care system struggles under a deepening shortage of foster parents and high caseloads for social workers, according to a performance review released Monday. The review by the Legislature’s Office of Performance Evaluations cited an 8 percent decline in the number of licensed foster parents from 2014 to 2016, from 1,062 to 974, and […]

City Honors Local Foster Families Opening Their Homes And Hearts To Children

With six-thousand children in out-of-home placement, including– at times– its own waiting room, Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services really appreciates foster parents. The Department recognized their contribution at a ceremony last week in City Hall. “We’re just normal people like everybody else,” said Tammy Evans. Her and husband Dave Evans are parents of seven children, […]

Green Bay Packers’ Ty Montgomery and mom advocate foster care

MILWAUKEE (WISN) – A Green Bay Packers wide receiver and his mom are working together to show the benefits of foster parenting through a new effort. Ty Montgomery and his mother, Lisa Montgomery, have joined a foster parent recruitment campaign with the theme, “Without foster parents, futures get stuck.” Lisa Montgomery fostered 17 children. Ty Montgomery, […]

Utah program needs more loving foster families

The Utah Foster Care Foundation, which matches families with children in the state foster care system needs more loving foster families. Currently there are 2700 children in the state foster care system and only 1300 foster families. The biggest need is for families who are willing and able to take in groups of siblings. Most […]

Church urges foster care

No child should be without a family — or a community. That belief is the driving force behind Community Church’s new foster care initiative, The Village, said Amanda Powell, chief operating officer for Community Church. More than 1,000 children across Hampton Roads are in foster care — and there are many others that agencies are […]