An open house was held at the Glenville Presbyterian Church Thursday evening to recruit foster families.
Mission West Virginia said the state is in a crisis, having nearly 7,000 kids in foster care, and approximately 13,000 foster families. Its hope was to have community members learn more about the foster care system and adoption.
“So a lot of people think that foster care is something that’s very hard to go into, or that it’s very expensive. And really it’s very inexpensive. You usually don’t have to pay much, if anything at all,” said Kylee Hassan, Mission West Virginia Communications Outreach Director.
Anyone between the ages of 21 and 65 can sign up and become a foster parent. You can call 866-CALL-MWV for more information on fostering and adoption.