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Consider becoming a foster parent

Published: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 11:44 a.m. CST

To the editor:

May is National Foster Care Month, a time to raise awareness about teens and children in foster care and to celebrate the foster families and workers who make a difference in their lives. Iowa has an ongoing need for more foster homes, especially for teenagers, sibling groups and children with special needs or behaviors.

There is no perfect model of a foster family, but what all foster families have in common is they provide safe, stable homes for kids in need. If you have some extra room in your heart and home, consider becoming an Iowa foster parent. You could change a teen or child’s life forever. To learn more, please visit

Vivian Willemsen

Cedar Rapids

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