Becoming a foster parent is not easy. It requires paperwork, background checks, home studies, and a commitment to raise children that are not your own, many of which have suffered from severe trauma throughout their life. One of the hardest parts of being a foster parent can be the need to return children to parents who have abused or neglected them. When children are removed from their homes, and there are no safe and appropriate relatives to take placement of them, children go to foster care. Due to the lack of foster homes available, children are split up from their siblings or are placed in foster homes through contracted agencies outside of the county, which costs an additional $65 per day, per child. There are many reasons why there is a need for more foster parents – burn out, high out of home care placements due to parental drug and/or mental health issues, as well as children’s behavioral issues. Despite the challenges foster parents face, being a foster parent is very rewarding.
I am proposing a social media (Facebook) project to assist in obtaining foster care inquiries and/or applications. See link below for additional information about ROI for this project.
Parkinson, Eric. “Balancing Hard and Soft ROI Is More Essential than Ever. | Blog | The Garrigan Lyman Group.” The Garrigan Lyman Group. N.p., 17 Apr. 2014. Web. 16 Feb. 2016.
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