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8:26 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Rhode Island Agency Ramping Up Efforts To Recruit Foster Parents

Foster mother Lynne Bates of Tiverton says the experience has been rewarding.
Credit Flo Jonic / RIPR

A Providence social service agency is stepping up its efforts to recruit foster parents.   Officials at Family Service of Rhode Island say children are being forced to live in group homes for lack of a loving family. 

As Lynne Bates prepares a Sunday meal of roasted chicken and mashed potatoes she reflects on the last 12 years, years in which a parade of ten foster children have passed through her home.  She has two biological children and adopted two of the foster children.  She’s the first to tell you fostering is not always easy, but she says it’s definitely worth it.

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