To the editor:

Fond du Lac County foster children need your support and direction in their lives to be able to become capable adults in the community.

Can you be that significant person in a foster child’s life? Your commitment to a foster child now can have a lifetime of benefits for the child and for you.

Too many children in Fond du Lac County have to leave our community due to a lack of foster homes. You are needed to help keep children in their community.

Foster homes are needed for children of all ages. However, there is a particular need for foster homes for teens. Nurture the future — foster a teen!...

Foster families receive a monthly subsidy to help care for foster children and childcare assistance is available to foster families where both parents are employed outside the home.

Fond du Lac County foster families are supported by department staff, community service providers, community organizations, and the Fond du Lac County Foster Parent Association.

... If you’d like more information on becoming a foster parent, contact the Department of Social Services at 929-3400.

After gathering more information and getting your initial questions answered, we can connect you with a foster parent that you can talk to directly to see what foster parenting is like firsthand.

— Tanya Abbott

foster care coordinator

Fond du Lac

To read the entire letter, see the Oct. 24, 2013 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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