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Addressing the Urgent Need for Foster and Adoptive Homes

Addressing the Urgent Need for Foster and Adoptive Homes

 

The availability of quality foster and adoptive homes is an ever present challenge within child welfare. Historically, homes for teens and large sibling groups are even more difficult to recruit. There is an added challenge, currently, in that the number of new foster homes being licensed is outpaced by the numbers of children being removed from their homes. Removals are at a ten year high within Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties. Heartland for Children is committed to innovation in the approaches used to recruit and retain quality foster parents.

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The United Way partnerships with Heartland are built on trust and a shared vision of a stronger central Florida. Heartland leadership consistently delivers more than expected and motivates others to do the same.