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Foster parents change lives of children in need

Every year, approximately 30,000 young people leave the foster care system without lifelong families — most at age 18. On their own, these young adults must navigate a weakened economy offering fewer jobs and less support for vital services such as housing. They need — and deserve — caring adults who love and support them, caring families like you!

I would like to take a moment to recognize our foster parents for their efforts throughout the year. Together, we can offer young people in foster care the guidance, stability and love that is so essential for becoming successful adults. We applaud your caring commitment and continuing support. With the help of dedicated people like you, many formerly abused or neglected children and teens will either reunite safely with their parents, be cared for by relatives or be adopted by loving families.

Without the ongoing efforts of our foster parents, too many children will end up facing life’s challenges all alone. We greatly appreciate and recognize all that you do to help change a lifetime for a child in need.

Thanks for all that you do!

Melanie Engle

Executive Director

Logan County Children’s Services

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