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Temporary Homes Needed
I love babies. And every time I petition for another one, my husband reminds me that they grow up fast–something we know quite well. A few moments ago, we were bringing babies home from the hospital. And now they’re both in middle school. But a Richmond-based adoption agency is looking for people to temporarily foster babies and infants, while birth parents decide what to do, while potential adoptive parents get home studies. It could be a great way to play with babies, without having to pay for braces. Here are the details:
Children’s Home Society of Virginia is seeking foster parents to care for infants and toddlers on a temporary basis. A home study, training and support are provided. Foster parents also receive a monthly stipend and clothing allowance.
Foster care is a temporary arrangement where a child is cared for in a nurturing family while permanent plans are made. Infants and children are cared for in foster homes while birth parents make decisions regarding their children’s futures. Foster care may also be used while legal steps are completed to release a child for adoption.
To find out more about becoming a foster parent, call Emily Ruppert at 804/ 353- 0191 or 800/247-2888 or visit online.