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How you can help amid the shortage of foster homes

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

There’s a shortage of foster homes for children who are in tough situations in need of a safe place to stay.

Rachel Hite is a foster parent in North Idaho and has been for about five years. She says she’s fostered 11 kids during that time and says it’s been rewarding.

Most children who go into foster care are in tough situations ranging from abuse or neglect. Hite says people do need to help because if no one does, the kids will have no where to go. She says it’s been a rewarding experience to help those children. 

“Just knowing you played a part in these kids’ lives and helping them I keep in touch with a lot of my kids and they remember me and knowing you kind of helped them get through something hard is really rewarding I think,” she says.

If you would like to help, you can contact Fostering Washington. https://sites.ewu.edu/fosteringwa/about-2/

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