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July 2022

Six Ways to Make a Difference for Children in Foster Care

By Oscar Ramirez
County of Orange Social Services Agency

Whether you’re available 24/7 or just a few hours a month, we can help find the right commitment for you to offer and show support for children in foster care.

FOSTER
Children in foster care come from many different backgrounds and are of all ages, from infants to young adults. These children enter foster care due to abuse and/or neglect and need families willing to temporarily provide a safe and nurturing home environment. Click here for more information on how to become a resource parent.

ADOPT
Some children in foster care need permanent families because they are unable to safely return to their birth parents. These children include brothers and sisters, teens and children with special needs. Learn more about the adoption journey.

MENTOR
Investing your time and sharing your gifts and talents with children in care will benefit them for a lifetime. For many children, it’s difficult to build relationships. Having a caring adult in their life can help make the difference in leading them down the path to a positive and successful future.

VOLUNTEER
Consider working with a local organization  that is changing the way children experience the foster care system. Make a positive contribution to
children who live in your community through a variety of service projects.

DONATE
Sometimes, families need additional resources and support that may not be available. Can you help meet some unmet needs such as clothing, diapers and school supplies? For more information about the needs and how to help, email FaithinMotionOC@ssa.ocgov.com.

EDUCATE
Learn about the foster care system by reading blogs, listening to podcasts and viewing videos. Educating yourself and sharing with those in your circle spreads awareness and creates a ripple effect of support for children and families in crisis.