When life’s tragedies and traumas strike infants, young children and teens, the state and county foster care and child protective service agencies are the final safety net that keeps these victims alive and out of harm’s way.
The children who come into foster care in San Bernardino County rarely come with smiles.
If they are infants, they are almost always the innocent victims of drug addiction, fetal alcohol syndrome, abuse or neglect. Some in foster care are orphans due to the tragic death of their parents with no other relatives available or qualified to care for them. Others in foster care are there because their parents have been convicted of crimes and are now in prison. The reasons are many but the solution is always the same: love. Children, no matter what their circumstances, require lots of unconditional love and a safe home environment in order to become happy, functional and emotionally well-adjusted adults.
Because of the near-constant demand for foster care families, San Bernardino County’s Dept. of Children and Family Services conducts monthly educational and orientation seminars for prospective candidates of their foster care program.
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