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NEEDED: Foster parents; learn how you can help

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The Children's Home Society of North Carolina is hosting an informational seminar for anyone interested is learning more about becoming a foster parent. The Children's Home Society of North Carolina is hosting an informational seminar for anyone interested is learning more about becoming a foster parent.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A child in foster care has been removed from his or her home because it's not safe for them to live with their own family.

"I just want someone to love and care for me," said Delton, who is one of those children.

 Scott Brown, a Therapeutic Foster Care Specialist with the Children's Home Society of North Carolina, said the organization is looking for families for these children.

"We need families who are able and willing to provide a stable environment for a child just temporarily," explained Brown.

There are many children just like Delton who look like typical children on the outside, but are looking for someone to take them in.

"I just want someone who will help me provide the love that I've been missing all this times and the love that will help me and someone that will just take me in," said Delton.

The Children's Home Society of North Carolina is one agency that helps connect foster parents and children.

"Our agency provides support to the family, the foster family, we supervise the foster family," said Brown.

Anyone wanting to become a foster parent goes through training, and there is some monetary support from the state.

The big payoff though is the difference you will make in a child's life.

"A lot of children are able to learn new skills, new coping skills they're able to gain a sense of security and safety that they might not have experienced previously," explained Brown.

Single or two parent households are acceptable and these children aren't picky.

"It doesn't matter what age, what race I just want a family," said Delton.

The Children's Home Society of North Carolina is hosting an informational seminar for anyone interested is learning more about becoming a foster parent.

It's Tuesday Nov. 12 at 6:00 p.m. at Scott's Hill Baptist Church at 815 Scott's Hill Loop Road.

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