Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together.
Children who are placed outside their home community in one day lose their parents, family, school friends, teachers, coaches, and sense of connection to their community. They frequently miss school so they can have visits, or they don’t see family because they need to be in school. This sense of loss is compounded when they cannot be placed with their brothers and sisters due to no one having enough room.
These children have experienced traumatic events and need loving and patient foster parents who will help provide a safe and stable home and can meet their physical, emotional, educational, and cultural needs.
We do this because we want to help the kids grow. We want to help them get back to their families so they can grow together.
– The Kroenke Family
What Foster Parents Do
Foster parents are needed to help take children of all ages, however, the average age of a child needing placement in Nebraska is 8 years old and almost 30% are teenagers.
- 37.9% are 0-5
- 34.9% are 6-12
- 27.2% are 13-18
24.5% of children in out of home care are White, 24.5% are Hispanic, 16.1% are Black, 9.6% are two or more races, and .9% are Asian/Native Hawaiian.