Each informational meeting will be led by foster care specialists from the Howard County DCS office. Foster parent responsibilities will be discussed as well as the licensing process, including the home study. In addition, a former foster parent will be on hand to answer questions. A willingness to step up and help a child in need is the most important prerequisite for becoming a foster parent.
There are more than 4,700 abused or neglected Hoosier children currently living in non-relative foster homes because it is unsafe for them to live in their own homes. In Howard County, 60 abused or neglected children live in foster homes.