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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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May 23

Department of Human Services Seeks Additional Foster Homes

Posted on May 23, 2016 at 10:25 AM by Communications Department

The Newport News Department of Human Services is lookingfosterCare_SC to expand the number of people who are interested in becoming resource parents (formerly called foster care parents). During the month of April 2016, the City of Newport News had 109 children in foster care with 46% of those being youth 13 to 17 years old. Although the number is down from 126 children in foster care a year ago, the need for Resource Parents has not decreased.

The youth of the city need families who would be willing to provide a nurturing home to them as they venture to achieve their goals. These children come in all shapes, sizes and some have very special needs yet they want to play soccer, tumble in gymnastics, have play dates with classmates, go to prom, and plan for college just like any other child. All they need is a family to believe in them, commit to them and help them heal their hearts.

If you or someone you know would be interested in hearing more on being a Resource Parent with Newport News Department of Human Services, please contact Carol Baskerville at 757-926-6565 or