Utah program needs more loving foster families

Dan Webster of the Utah Foster Care Foundation: "If you have your siblings around you, it makes things a whole lot less scary."

Dan Webster of the Utah Foster Care Foundation: “If you have your siblings around you, it makes things a whole lot less scary.”

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 foster children have been removed from homes where there has been domestic violence and or substance abuse. The children are often abused themselves so the state tries really hard to keep them together.

“If you have your siblings around you, it makes things a whole lot less scary,” said Dan Webster of the Utah Foster Care Foundation.

Utah is in desperate need of foster parents

Dan Webster, the Salt Lake valley representative for Utah Foster Care, talks to Fox 13

Dan Webster, the Salt Lake valley representative for Utah Foster Care, talks to Fox 13

Utah is in desperate need of foster parents and families. Dan Webster, the Salt Lake valley representative for Utah Foster Care, shared why now is the time to help. Recently Utah as a whole has seen a need for children, especially siblings, to be taken care of in foster care.

May is National Foster Care Month and a great time to sign up to serve as a foster parent. Utah Foster Care lays out all of the information for prospective parents in a pamphlet. They say common misconceptions for foster care is that you have to be married or own your home, neither are true.