Story of abandoned toddler draws interest in foster care

“It was amazing, from emails to text, to phone calls,” said Lea Anne Brandon, CPS communication director. “We were just overflowing with offers of support.”

“We have right now hundreds of children who are waiting, who the courts have terminated parental rights, and they’re waiting to be adopted. But we have about 75 children and youth who have not been matched with a forever family,” said Brandon.

“You have to be at least 21 years old. You have to be legally single or legally married and you have to pass a background check where we go back just to make sure, for the child’s protection. Then we go put them through some training. It’s basic safety training. It’s also letting them know how to care for the mental and emotional needs of these children,” said Brandon.

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