Indiana’s Tippecanoe County is reaching out through the media to share the need for foster families. When children have to be moved out of the county in order to be placed in a private home, it disrupts their lives even more. The trauma of leaving home is hard enough, but leaving all things social is so very difficult. This county, as well as others throughout the country, are asking for local parents to become certified and open your hearts and homes to provide for these children in need.

The process to become a foster parent varies slightly from state to state, so check your state’s social service department. In Tippecanoe, they have made things a step easier than before by offering online registration to begin the process to become a foster parent.