Foster families needed

Published 11:15 am Thursday, March 12, 2020

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Currently, there are 74 children in foster care in Davie County with some children placed in homes more than 150 miles away.

These children are often separated from their siblings, friends, neighbors, teachers, pets, sports teams and so much more.

Davie County Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services is seeking foster parents to become licensed emergency placements for stays of three weeks or less.

In North Carolina, foster parents must be 21 years old to foster and ready to provide a child (or children) opportunities to develop to their full potential physically, academically, socially and emotionally.

“Our community is the key to helping children increase lifelong stability and success,” said County Manager John Eller. “There are long-term placement needs for children age birth to 18 years old.”

Families who desire to become licensed foster parents are required to complete TIPS-MAPP (Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanence – Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting) or an equivalent training and assessment process. Trainings can be organized based on need. To submit a request, contact social services during normal business hours.

For more information on foster opportunities or to participate in TIPS-MAPP training, contact the Division of Social Services at 336-753-6252 or