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Brunswick County to hold session for prospective foster parents

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY — An informational session will be held Feb. 28 for residents interested in becoming foster parents.

The Brunswick County Social Service is holding a free Explore the World of Foster Care event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Department of Social Services building, 60 Government Center Drive NE in Bolivia.

There are currently 125 children in foster care, temporary care for children who have the ultimate goal of returning home to their birth parents or other relatives, in Brunswick County.

Foster parents play a vital role in understanding the needs of the children during difficult times. Intervention and nurturing can make the difference for kids in this tough time.

Prospective foster parents must attend a required 30-hour training to decide if fostering is a good match. Read a firsthand account of a foster parent here.

To RSVP for an information session or to learn more, call Brunswick County social worker Matthew Ames at 910-253-2112 or email him at matthew.ames@brunswickcountync.gov.


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