Iowa KidsNet, a statewide organization that recruits, trains, licenses and supports Iowa's foster and adoptive families, will hold an information session in Webster City on May 2, for individuals interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents.
Officials said foster care is defined as the temporary placement of children with families outside of their own home due to abuse, neglect or other family crisis situations.
The information sessions are designed to give attendees a basic overview of the process involved in foster care and adoption and an understanding of the characteristics of children in the child welfare system. There is no obligation to continue in the process by attending, officials said.
There is a large need for more families to foster teens, children with special needs or behaviors and sibling groups. Iowa also has a need for more African American, Latino and Native American foster and adoptive parents.
To inquire online and see future session dates, visit www.iowakidsnet.com. Registrants will receive an information packet to fill out before attending the session.