Foster parents provide safe and stable environments for children who are in crisis. These children have often been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. In 2015, 25 children residing in Goochland entered foster care. Due to the scarcity of foster parents in Goochland, the majority of these children had to be placed in homes outside of our locality.
As you can imagine, removing children from their parents is traumatic. Children react in different ways, but many are left feeling confused, overwhelmed, scared, and powerless. Not only do these children lose the support from their parents, but oftentimes they lose touch with friends and familiar teachers when they have to be placed in foster homes outside of Goochland.
If you are willing and able, please consider becoming a foster parent. You can make a difference in these children’s lives by providing them with a sense of calm and reassurance in the midst of their crisis. For more information, please contact Goochland’s Family Service Specialist, Paige Corpe, at 804.556.5880.