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  • Springtime Chances
    by Debbie Hofhines, Utah Foster Care Area Representative St. George
    Published - 03/18/14 - 04:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Foster care
    Foster care
    (ST. GEORGE, Utah) - It’s spring. A season of renewal, rebirth, and rejuvenation. You might even say it’s time for second chances. A second chance to get that garden planted in time, another chance to mend a friendship/relationship, or a time to review and re-affirm the goals we set earlier this year.

    To me, spring also represents renewed energy and passion. It’s time to set into motion some of our better impulses, those nagging thoughts that tell us there has to be something we can do to make our communities better; to give others a second chance.

    Children in foster care deserve a second chance. Some may say they actually deserve a “first chance”.

    Children deserve a chance to live a healthy, safe, productive life of growth and development. Some children are denied this right because of their home environment, or because caregivers are unable or unwilling to meet their basic needs. These are the circumstances under which many children and teens enter foster care.

    In order to do this in the most nurturing environment when family is unable, the children need well-trained and supported foster families.

    There are a lot of unknowns with foster care. “What if…?” No guarantees. Just like raising our own children. What if we said, “Why not?” These kids are not easy, and they’re not perfect. Some need a second chance; but most of them need a first chance. Everybody can do something. Will you give a child a chance; give them a season of spring?

    If I have touched a chord within your heart, even if you’re not sure, I urge you to call me at Utah Foster Care 435-656-8065 or visit our website www.utahfostercare.org for more information.

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