We need foster parents who have faith in themselves and in children, who believe they can make a difference in a child’s life, who are willing to take
a chance, and who are willing to learn. Parenting is a tough job. It can take a while to see the rewards, but there is nothing more satisfying. There
is no other endeavor that has such long lasting effects.

Foster homes are temporary places to stay, but so important. A foster home must have a safe environment where children learn to give and receive love,
and develop to their full potential. There are over 200 children currently in foster care placements in the Everett area and only an average of
60 foster homes. This growing number of children creates the need for more foster homes now more than ever.

Foster care provides a temporary home until a child can be safely reunited with his or her family. Foster children grow to be successful citizens,
parents, employees and community leaders. Their success can be attributed to supportive foster parents who believe in their potential.

If you are interested in foster parenting or just curious, contact Summer Bucklesat 425-830-9400. Orientation provides a brief overview of foster care
and more specific information about the foster parent program and adoption in general. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 11th,
2017, 1:30pm-4:30pm. The meeting is located at Everett DLR/DSHS, 840 North Broadway, Bldg B Suite 540, Everett, WA 98203.