When children come into care, their biological parents have a year to work services and take classes in order for their child to return to them. Sometimes these cases can come to a close before that 12 month mark, but often, these cases go past the 12 month mark. Meanwhile, while these cases and extensions are happening, the children are left in a state of limbo, waiting for some form of permanency in their lives. This is where we as foster parents step in to try and give that sense of normalcy while we offer safety.
“After 691 days of being in our home, Emmitt took our last name and we made a commitment in front of the Court and our ‘village’ that we would love, provide for, and keep this little guy safe in his forever home!” – Shane Moran, Caleb’s Closet Board Member.