LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – As the need for foster parents grow, Clark County is creating a new program to help speed up the process to get valley children into forever homes.

The county offers an existing foster parents training program that is normally 7 weeks. Now, it has an expedited program that only requires two weekends of training.

FOX5 sat down with the county family services director about why this quicker session is a necessity.

“We find that it works a lot better for people who can carve out two weekends to complete the training, but it’s just harder to do for seven weeks in a row,” said Jill Marano, director of family services for Clark County. “Right now, we have about 345 regular foster parents. We estimate that we need between 300 and 400 more foster parents to meet the need.”

The county provides information and videos to give the community and idea of what this process is to become a foster parent.

FOX5 also highlights foster kids in the community each month who are looking for forever homes. For more information to adopt, visit this website.


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