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A Family for ME
An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until March 10, 2020
“A Family for ME
TUE, MAY 14, 2019
Tue, Jun 11, 2019
Tue, Jul 9, 2019
Tue, Aug 13, 2019
Tue, Sep 10, 2019
Tue, Oct 8, 2019
Tue, Nov 12, 2019
Tue, Dec 10, 2019
Tue, Jan 14, 2020
Tue, Feb 11, 2020
Tue, Mar 10, 2020
“Become a Foster Parent! Every month in Aroostook County we host 2 informational meetings across the County! One in Houlton, and one in Caribou! These meetings are a general overview of what to expect as you move along the licensing process, and it’s a great time to answer any of those lingering questions you may have! Come have a conversation and pick up an application for foster care!
“You can be the life changing hero in a child’s story. You can be a foster parent in Maine.
“The meetings will be held monthly on this date! For more information on the location and time of these meetings please reach out to Dylan Campbell from A Family for ME! You can reach him via call and text at (207)-232-3972, or simply send an email to [email protected]”(https://www.wagmtv.com/community/?/event/9382407/59489990/family-for-me).
“Who we are:
KidsPeace and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services have launched an effort to recruit potential foster and adoptive families from across the state. KidsPeace is a non-profit organization that provides mental health, behavioral health, and foster care treatment in Maine. The centerpiece of the “A Family for ME” initiative is a widespread and coordinated awareness campaign to inform and educate the public about the urgent need for families to participate. KidsPeace is partnering with DHHS, other agencies, community members and interested parties to reach prospective foster and adoptive families throughout Maine.
What we are looking for:
Resource families (foster and adoptive) provide a safe setting for children through foster care and adoption. Resource families have chosen to share their homes and to love and care for children who cannot live with their birth families.
• Foster families care for children whose parents are trying to resolve the problems which led to the removal of the children. Foster families are able to care for children while maintaining contact with the birth family and working toward reunification.
• If reunification is unsuccessful, another permanent goal is explored, the most desirable of which is adoption. Adoptive families provide a permanent family for children once the court has determined that those children cannot return to their birth family.
• Homes are especially needed for teenagers with challenging behaviors, drug-affected infants, and sibling sets” (https://www.facebook.com/Aroostook.County.Sheriffs.Department/photos/foster-parents-needed-in-the-county-please-take-a-look-at-the-information-below-/10153200675251875/).
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