KEVN Black Hills Fox recently reported on the need for more foster homes throughout South Dakota. Offering information about foster parenting, adopting through foster care, and sharing of resources for those in need is the Children’s Home Society of South Dakota (CHSSD). The need for loving foster homes is great, but the society is also looking for permanency for many of these children. There are currently 100 children throughout South Dakota who are adoptable and hoping for a forever family.

The CHSSD has been in existence for 5 years. In that time they have placed 32 children for adoption and currently have 12 children matched with their families and waiting for finalization. Steve Deming, Program director for the society, told KEVN Fox that it is essential to find safe, loving homes for these children who have experienced prior abuse and neglect.

CHSSD offers to children in the system education, exam centers, foster care and adoption services, residential treatment, and prevention services. They also provide emergency shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence.

There are numerous ways to help, even if you are not in a situation to adopt or provide foster care. Volunteering to help in shelters, providing Christmas for those in need, and donations are all welcome.