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South Carolina has growing need for foster families – Florence, South Carolina

Florence, South Carolina 2021-05-04 18:33:43 –

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Columbia, South Carolina (WBTW) — New data from the Department of Social Services, South Carolina, show an increase in foster children this year.

Shortly after the coronavirus pandemic began, foster care steadily declined for eight consecutive months. So far in 2021 Foster parent system Increased has.

The state reported 4,038 foster children throughout South Carolina in April. This is the highest number ever this year. Currently, Holly County has 169 foster parents. Florence County has 211 — the most in the News13 display area.

According to data from the agency, 70% of foster children are in family-like homes, more than 14% are in group care and nearly 15% are in relative care.

In a press release, DSS stated that there was still a need for foster parents, especially after many children were left isolated during a pandemic.Steps to start the training process can be filled out online Training is virtually provided.

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