News Video: Maine Needs More Foster Families

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Denalee Chapman August 09, 2015
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There are nearly 1,400 foster families in the State of Maine, yet it is still not enough.  With about 2,000 children in the foster system, the 1,400 homes do not provide for all the kids in need. Part of the reason for this is because many homes are empty of foster children – they live outside of the area of need. And so the Youth Leadership Advisory Team (YLAT) is helping the DHHS recruit and share the importance of loving, safe foster homes. The YLAT focuses on improving the lives of foster children, whether in the system for short or long term.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at

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