According to Access Atlanta there are more kids than ever before in the foster system. With over 15,000 children in the system as of May, 2018, this is nearly double the number of foster cases in Georgia from just five years ago.
“…it’s the opioid crisis that is the primary reason,” Pryor stated, explaining that parents high on pain pills or heroin lose track, and children are neglected as a result. Pryor is the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services director.
“Any time a child finds a forever home or get adopted, that’s a win for a child, whether it’s relatives or what I’ll say, a soon-to-be-relative.” If you are open to fostering and supporting a child(ren) in need, please take the training to become a foster parent.