Foster parents offer children a new home and way of life

The San Jose Mercury News reports on The Roots and Wings Foundation, a national initiative dedicated to promoting the importance of foster care

Members of Roots and Wings interview children in the foster care program to find people in their lives such as teachers, friends or extended family who would be willing to provide them a permanent living environment. If that isn’t possible, they try to find children housing with community members so they will not have to relocate into a foster home, according to Anastasia Gil-Torres, a Roots and Wings resource family specialist.

Ideally children in the foster care are reunited with their biological parents. Alternatively, agencies attempt to keep children close to their network of friends and support groups.

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