Genesee County is looking for people who are willing to open their homes to foster children.
The number of children in Genesee County in foster care remains stable. But the number of foster homes has dropped significantly during the past few years.
Mike Milks is Genesee County’s Child Welfare director. He says the stress associated with Flint’s lead tainted drinking water is a factor for some.
“While we’re not able to give you a statistical indicator as to what that impact has been,” says Milks, “It has been something that’s resonated in those recruitment events that the prospective foster parents will tell us it is a concern for them.”
The county held a couple educational sessions last week for current and prospective foster parents.