Placer, Nevada counties on quest to find foster parents


By Cathy Locke, Sacramento Bee

A group of foster care agencies has launched a 100-day campaign to encourage more people in Placer and Nevada counties to become foster parents and allow children to remain in their communities.

The initiative, “Today’s Foster Parent,” highlights the need for local foster parents. The main purpose of the campaign, which runs through July 30, is to prevent children from moving from foster home to foster home, and to improve their chances for a permanent family.

“Far too many children in foster care are forced to move outside of their communities, far from their birth parents, friends, schools and other support groups,” Gail Johnson Vaughan, executive director of Mission Focused Solutions, said in a written statement. “We are asking local families to step forward to make a difference in the lives of these children.”

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