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Cherokee County DSS to offer Foster Care/Adoption training

On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, Cherokee County DSS will be offering training for families wishing to be licensed for Foster Care or Adoption.

The training is scheduled Tuesday evenings from 6-9 pm at the DSS conference room at 4800 West US Hwy 64, Murphy.  The class will run for ten weeks, ending March 18, 2014.

There is a shortage of foster homes in our community. Frequently, children who are taken into care must be placed outside the county, or due to a shortage of bed space, must be separated from their siblings.

The benefits to being a foster parent include: Making a difference in a child’s life, helping children stay in their home community, having local support and training and promoting safety for children.

Some requirements for foster parents include:

– You must be at least 21 years of age.

– You must be able to work with children and their families with respect for their individuality, culture and heritage.

– You must have the financial resources necessary to support your own family and additional children.

For more information about Foster Care and Adoption, please contact the Cherokee County Department of Social Services at (828) 837-7455 and ask to speak with a licensing or adoption worker.

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