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Foster parent informational meetings held for Elkhart, St. Joe counties


The Department of Child Services for Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties are looking to the community in search of future foster parents. The DCS offices in both counties held three meetings on Saturday morning to provide information to anyone who may have thoughts of becoming a foster parent.

There are 344 children living in foster homes in Elkhart and St. Joseph County. Some of the responsibilities for foster parents besides providing food and housing include taking the child to medical appointments, extracurricular activities and to make visits to the child's family.  

Foster Care Specialists led the meetings. Lisa Morris-Carr was at the DCS office in Elkhart for the meetings and talked about what she hoped those in attendance for the meeting would leave with. "How important it is to give back to the community by becoming foster parents and to give them information on how they can start." 

There will be more informational meetings held in the near future if you could not attend one on Saturday. If you would like more information now and are interested in becoming a foster parent you can call the Elkhart County DCS office at 574-266-2401 or visit

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