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May is National Foster Parent Recognition Month in Lake County

PAINESVILLE, Ohio, May 4, 2023– For over 30 years now, the U.S. government has issued annual proclamations in recognition of National Foster Care Month, celebrated in May, to show appreciation and gratitude to foster parents across the nation. Foster parents are those people in our community who step forward and provide safe haven for children when they cannot remain in their home of origin.

Lake County currently has 46 licensed foster families who are able to care for children of all ages. Lake County also works with relatives and kin who have opened up their homes to children in need of care.

May is a time to recognize these unsung heroes in our community. “We are extremely grateful to our foster parents who do their best to provide consistent, safe and healthy environments for children to grow and thrive. Foster parents are often faced with extremely challenging situations, and we appreciate the collaboration between our foster parents and staff members,” said Job and Family Services Director Suzanne Casar. Please click here to read the entire press release. 

From the left: Commissioner John Plecnik, Job and Family Services Director Suzanne Casar, Eugene Tetrick, Commissioner Richard J. Regovich, Commission President John R. Hamercheck.