Foster Homes Needed in the Lake RegionCities across the country are struggling to find care for foster children. Smaller towns like Devils Lake are no different.
Cities across the country are struggling to find care for foster children.
Smaller towns like Devils Lake are no different.
Genelle Olson of PATH in Devils Lake says there are hundreds of children across the state of North Dakota looking for homes.
And even if people aren't looking to adopt, fostering is an option, and its needed in the Lake Region.
PATH is a statewide program and a Treatment Foster Care and Family-Based Service.
Olson is the Northeast Regional Director of PATH and she says the Lake Region is in dire need of foster homes.
Many parents who fostered before have now adopted, which is a good thing, but after adopting, a family can't foster many kids.
Although Devils Lake only has about 20 kids in need of foster care right now, Olson says for a town that size, it's a big number, but it still allows for lots of attention to a family.
"The nice thing about PATH is our case loads are a little bit smaller then some of the county social workers have so we're able to provide I think some extra support to the kids and to the family," Olson said.