St. Louis County claims that fewer and fewer foster children are being reunited with their biological families. For this reason — as well as numerous other reasons — foster children numbers are rising.

Right now St. Louis County is hoping their valiant efforts to raise awareness will bring at least 20 new foster homes to the system. The county would have others know that there is no special skill that qualifies one to be a foster parent. The most important skill is love and a desire to help.

The county’s push to recruit foster families includes YouTube videos, billboards, and messages on social network sites.