More foster families are needed for displaced children

 

MIDDLEBURG — Snyder County Children and Youth is reaching out to the public this holiday season to let people know they are in need of more foster families to take in displaced children. Shannon Fisher is a supervisor and said anyone 21 or older who is able to pass a background check can be eligible for the foster care program.

 

Fisher said, “It’s a great feeling to be able to match a child with a family in their home community and not have to place them in an area that they are unfamiliar with and in a school that they don’t know with people they don’t know.”

 

Fisher said they have about 22 children currently in foster care and the greatest need is for families willing to take in siblings, so they don’t have to split brothers and sisters into separate homes. To find out more information on how to become a foster parent, you can all Fisher or Donna Shriver at 374-4570. Foster families receive a daily rate for care of the child along with health insurance for the child. (Ali Stevens)