Different Kinds of Foster Families
May has long been recognized as Foster Care Month. Nationwide, more than 390,000 kids need a foster family, and in Tennessee, more than 8,000 kids need foster homes with approximately 4,000 foster homes available. The need is great, especially for teenagers and sibling groups. Amy Abbott of Memphis, TN, opened her home for foster placements in August 2021, with the help and preparation from Youth Villages, a national leader in children’s mental and behavioral health which also recruits and trains families for foster care and adoption in Tennessee.
Read the full story at Memphis Parent.