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Foster Parents Needed In Montana

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Almost 3000 children in Montana are in foster care every year because they were abused, neglected or went through other serious difficulties with their families.

That is putting a strain on the resources of Youth Dynamics.

Youth Dynamics licensing coordinator for Park and Gallatin Counties, Christina Bosley said that means many kids aren't getting the attention they need.

"I would say approximately in the last month, I have turned down probably five or six children that need placement," said Bosley.

She said when that happens; many children don't end up with a place to call home.

"Whenever I turn down a child, they usually go to into a group home or into a shelter care or into additional placement that is out of the house," said Bosley.

Bosley said she only has three foster families in Gallatin and Park Counties right now.

That is well below the 40 families she would like to see in every county.

Bosley said anyone can be foster parent once they pass background checks, from single moms to married couples.

"Anyone that wants to share their life with a youth and help encourage, support and just provide a loving, nurturing home for these children," said Bosely.

Bosley says they only place one child with a foster family but they do try to keep brothers and sisters together.

If you would be interested in becoming a foster parent, call 1-877-458-7022 to be connected with a licensing coordinator near you.

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